Mohammad Omar Safi, Governor of northern Kundoz province confirms that Islamic States of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) which also goes by ISIS or its Arabic name DAESH has started operation in Kundoz province.
Mohammad Omar Safi says that there are currently about 70 members of ISIS operating in Dasht Archi and Chahardara Districts of Kundoz province.
He said the group plans to expand to other northern provinces from Dasht Archi and Chahardara Districts.
He named Faryab, Baghlan, Takhar and Badakhshan provinces in northern Afghanistan where ISIS according to him eyes to move in from Dasht Archi and Chahardara districts.
Reports of ISIS operations in southern Zabul and Helmand provinces as well as Ghazni province have also surfaced.
ISIL operation in Afghanistan as well as in the neighboring Pakistan has been a hot issue of the region these days.
Although Pakistan is not openly accepted that ISIS is operating in its territory but signs of DAESH have been seen in parts of its Baloochistan and Khayber Pakhtunkhwa states.
A recent story published by an American media outlet NBC NEWS this week states that the headquarters of ISIS in this region is in Baloochistan state of Pakistan.