The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group has threatened more attacks against the Hazara minority days after the terror group claimed responsibility behind a deadly attack in Kabul city.
A commander of the group has said the attacks would be carried out to retaliate against support by some in the mainly Shi’ite group for the Assad regime in Syria.
The commander of the group, Abu Omar Khosrasani, has told Reuters that the attack on a peaceful demonstration in Deh Mazang was in retaliation to the deployment of the community fighters to Syria.
“Unless they stop going to Syria and stop being slaves of Iran, we will definitely continue such attacks,” the militant commander told Reuters by telephone from an undisclosed location.
Khosrasani further added “We can and we will strike them again.”
At least 80 people were killed and over 200 others sustained injuries in attack in Deh Mazang area of the city on
The incident took place as hundreds of thousands of people had gathered in the area to set up camps and protest against the government for changing the route of a major power project from Bamyan to Salang.
According to reports, between 10,000 to 12,000 Afghans have been recruited to fight the Syrian rebels and majority of the Afghan fighters are illegal immigrants.
A video emerged in mid-May this year online which shows the Iranian Supreme Leader meeting with the families of the Afghan fighters killed in Syria.