isisThe loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group who are fighting in Afghanistan are mostly the residents of Orakzai Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan.

According to the local officials in Nangarhar province, the documents recovered from the ISIS loyalists reveal that they have came from Pakistan to fight under the name of ISIS terrorist group.

In the meantime, some officials in Nangarhar believe that the ISIS loyalists are directly operating under the command of Pakistan’s military intelligence, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).

Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani has said the documents obtained from the dead bodies and those arrested during the operations in Achin, Kot, Haska Mina and other parts of Nangarhar, reveal that they are originally residents of Orakzai Agency.

Khogyani further added that the intelligence information gathered by the government also reveal that the ISIS loyalists are mostly comprised of Pakistani nationals.

According to Khogyani, the residents of Tajikistan are also fighting alongside the Pakistani nationals for ISIS terrorist group who are mainly deployed after completing training in Pakistan.

This comes as reports suggest at least 30 percent of Kot district is under the control of the loyalists of ISIS terrorist group.

Meanwhile, the Afghan forces as well as the US forces in Afghanistan have increased raids against the loyalists of the terror group in Nangarhar during the recent months.

Both the Afghan and US forces conduct regular airstrikes to eliminate the supporters of the terror group amid fears they are attempting to expand foothold in the country.


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