ISIS recruiting fighters in the outskirts of Kabul: Mohaqiq
By Khaama Press - Tue Jul 21 2015, 9:56 pm
In an interview with Voice of America Ashna TV, Mohaqiq said based on the information they have received the ISIS recruits are receiving salaries upto $1,000 along with a motorcycle.
He said the group has so far recruited around 700 to 800 fighters in the country and warned that the group poses a serious threat to Afghanistan.
Mohaqiq further added that the group will fight the Taliban militants in the first step as witnessed in eastern parts of the country where they have captured some districts.
Mohaqiq also added that the ISIS affiliates have also started persecution of Hazaras and Shias where they abducted 31 Hazara passengers in Zabul and some others were kidnapped by the group between Jaghoori and Qarabagh.
He said ISIS militants also abducted two women which was rare during the past three decades of war in the country.
This comes as Mohaqiq called on his supporters during the second day of Eid al-Fitr to remain alert and vigilant for self defense amid deteriorating security situation.
During a gathering in western part of capital Kabul, Mohaqiq said the people should be alert to face any situation and should not be concerned and disappointed.
His remarks are followed amid growing concerns that the ISIS group is looking to gain foothold in Afghanistan as the militants in the battlefield have started rebranding by pledging allegiance to the terror group.
Pentagon also released a report earlier last month stating that the terror group is likely to continue looking for ways to expand their activities in Afghanistan.
According to the report, the US forces have noted a few militants re-branding themselves, likely in an attempt to draw media attention, greater resources and more recruits.