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Pakistan Kills 4 ISIS Militants Near Afghan Border

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Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

Pakistan reported on Saturday that its counterterrorism forces had intercepted 4 ISKP militants close to the Afghan border in an isolated mountainous region and killed them.

According to Pakistan’s provincial counterterrorism unit, the killed militants entered the remote North Waziristan border area from Afghanistan and were associated with the self-declare Daesh group’s regional branch, Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP).

The statement of the Pakistani department states that after conducting a search operation using intelligence reports, Pakistani security forces engaged the militants in an armed clash, which resulted in the ISKP militants’ deaths.

The four ISIS terrorists who were killed have been identified by the department as commander Mohammad Dawood, Mohammad Yaqub, Abdullah Khan Gul, and Mohammad Laeeq Sardar Piyawuddin. They were said to have plotted bombing attacks on both sides of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Since the rolling government took control of the war-torn nation last year as the US and its NATO allies pulled troops after nearly 20 years of conflict Daesh has stepped up its regional terrorist activities, alarming many countries in the region and international community.

In a failed assassination attempt last week, two assailants opened fire on the Pakistani embassy in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, which ISIS claimed responsibility for it.

Officials in Islamabad said that while Pakistan’s Charge d’Affaires Ubaid-ur-Rehman Nizamani survived unharmed, his Pakistani security guard was wounded in the chest.

The Khorasan-ISIS branch, which is mostly operating in the eastern provinces of Afghanistan, has been active on both sides of the border, although it has primarily targeted Shia religious sites in various provinces of Afghanistan with lethal attacks.

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