The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) affiliates in Afghanistan has said that the Taliban militants are fighting on behalf of Pakistan’s military intelligence – Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).

In an interview with BBC Persian, the ISIS leader in Afghanistan, Abdul Rahim Muslim Dost, said they found other ways to wage jihad after realizing Taliban are receiving instructions from Pakistani intelligence.

The former Guantanamo prisoner says they are defending against the Taliban attacks and confirmed the group’s fighters are engaged in fighting with the Taliban militants.

He said the Taliban militants initially started fight with the ISIS affiliates and warned that anyone who start fighting with them will face death.

This comes a local official in Nangarhar province said ISIS affiliates have beheaded at least ten Taliban fighters after they were captured following an ambush in Achin district.

In other parts interview, Dost called the airstrikes the most barbaric way of killing and insisted that beheading is the most pitiful way to execute a convict.

Dost said the airstrikes cause casualties to everyone including women, children and elders while their fighters have been instructed to refrain from harming the civilians.


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