Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesperson for the incumbent administration in Afghanistan, stated that the assailant who attacked the Pakistani embassy in Kabul was arrested by the Special Forces.
The official, in a tweet on Monday, December 5, said that the special forces of the current administration arrested the assailant, who is a “foreign national” and ISIS member.
“The arrested person is a foreign national and a member of the ISIS group,” Zabihullah Mujahid wrote on Twitter.
He claimed that there was a foreign party involved who sought to sour the “fraternal” relationship between the two Islamic neighbors. The spokesperson stated that the arrested was being interrogated further.
The regional affiliate of Daesh claimed responsibility for the “attack on the apostate Pakistani ambassador and his guards” in a statement released by the jihadist SITE Monitoring Service.
Mujahid did not further define the assailant’s place of origin or who he meant by “rebels” even though he said the arrested person is a foreigner and a member of the ISIS organization who committed the attack in cooperation with the rebels.
The head of the mission was the target of what the Pakistani Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, called “an assassination attempt,” and he sought an investigation.
Khalid Zadran, the spokesperson for Kabul police previously stated that when security forces investigated a nearby building, one suspect had been detained and two weapons had been seized.