The Afghan national intelligence service, National Directorate of Security (NDS) have reportedly captured Daesh members in various parts of Kabul.
According to Presidential Palace, the detained group includes Sharifullah, Abdul Wahed, Mohammad Saber, Ayub, Aziz Rahim, Abdul Matin, and Khadija (Female affiliate) who in their admission of guilt confessed to being involved in 51 sanguinary attacks.
According to the office of First Vice President detainees Sharifullah, Abdul Wahed, and Qari Saber claimed responsibility for 51 attacks, four motorbike attacks, one car bomb, three IED blasts, two rocket attacks, and kidnappings.
The group is said to have confessed to murdering religious scholars, Abdul Wahed a detained “terrorist” rented more than 20 houses in Kabul and used them as safe houses for “terrorist” sleeper cells, fighters, and suicide bombers.
Abdul Wahed also facilitated and transferred 50 suicide bombers from Nangarhar to Kabul and housed them in different locations.
National Directorate of Security in a statement said that five “terrorists” including Khaliq Kandahari, Safiullah, and Omid were killed in special operations that targeted Daesh centers in the capital, specifically in Bagrami district, PD17, and PD18 of Kabul city.
The detainees were reportedly involved in series of deadly attacks in Kabul including attacks on the enlightenment movement, the blitz of Shash Darak area, attack on Mufti Noman in Shakardara, rocket attacks on Presidential Palace, and suicide explosion in Shash Darak area that targeted journalists, and many other terrorist activities.
This comes as the Ministry of Defense on Thursday stated that 176 Taliban were killed and 112 others were wounded in various security operations across the country.
A number of weapons and ammunition belonging to the Taliban were also destroyed during the battles, the statement said.
According to MoD, ANDSF also discovered and defused 48 different types of bombs following the operations.
ANDSF inflicted heavy casualties on Taliban militants in Nangarhar, Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, Logar, Khost, Zabul, Kandahar, Ghor, Badghis, Farah, Herat, Balkh, Badakhshan, Kunduz, Helmand, Baghlan, and Kabul provinces, MoD reported.
Meanwhile, security sources in Jawzjan province said a prosecutor was killed in an IED blast in Sheberghan, the center of the province.
Police officials in Jawzjan said the incident happened on Thursday morning in Kart-e-Nawayi of Sheberghan city.
No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.