March 29, 2018

Haqqani network, not ISIS, behind recent deadly Kabul attacks: MoD

By Khaama Press - Sun Jan 14 2018, 3:00 pm

Officials in the Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan (MoD) have said that the recent attacks causing massive casualties in capital Kabul have been carried out the Haqqani terrorist network.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defense General Mohammad Radmanish has told VOA that the intelligence findings reveal Haqqani Network’s hands behind the attacks and not the ISIS terrorist group.

“Based on our intelligence, they [IS] do not have the ability to carry out such attacks in the capital or its suburbs,” he said.

Gen. Radmanish further added “Unfortunately, regional intelligence agencies are trying to portray them as a powerful group. And it is very clear that Haqqani terrorist group is carrying out these activities [attacks] under the name of IS.”

He also ruled out that the ISIS terrorist group has such capabilities to carry out large-scale atacks in capital Kabul and its suburbs, insisting that the group has been hardly suppressed during the ongoing counter-terrorism operations.

This comes as the ISIS terrorist group has long been claiming responsibility for the attacks in capital Kabul which have left scores of people dead or wounded.

The ex-Afghan intelligence chief Rahmatullah Nabil had also said earlier that the Afghan government is well aware that the Haqqani terrorist network is behind the string of deadly attacks that rocked Kabul city during the recent months.

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