Taliban security forces conducted an important operation on an ISIS hideout in Kabul’s provincial district 12, claiming to have killed a key ISIS fighter who was involved in the attack on the interior ministry mosque.
The department on Friday said in a series of Tweets that Taliban security forces conducted a special operation on an ISIS hideout in the ‘Butkhaak’ district of Kabul city, adding that civilians were not harmed in the attack.
The intelligence department of the Islamic Emirate claims the special operation on the ISIS hideout resulted in the death of Asad Laghmani known as “Qais”, who was involved in the terror attack at the interior ministry mosque.
Previously, General Michael Kurilla had warned that within the next six months, ISIS in Afghanistan will have the potential to target the US and other Western countries’ interests. He further added that the militant group’s ability to conduct operations in Asia and Europe is rapidly expanding.
In response to the US general’s remarks, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid rejected the presence of ISIS militants in Afghanistan. Mujahid said ISIS fighters have been suppressed and targeted across the country, and they will not have a chance to excel under the Islamic Emirate regime in Afghanistan.
It’s the US that dignifies the presence of ISIS in the country, which gives the militant fighters the moment to accelerate their attack, and it needs to be stopped, Mujahid added.
Nearly six months ago, the mosque at the interior ministry of the Taliban administration came under attack, claiming the lives of four people, and injuring 25 others.
Prior to this, Taliban security forces reported several attacks on ISIS hideouts in Kabul, Mazar-e-Sharif, and other parts of Afghanistan.
The ISIS fighters have claimed the responsibility for several brutal attacks in Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif over the past couple of weeks.