The security forces of the Afghan interim government destroyed an important ISIS hideout in the capital city of Kabul Tuesday night, according to Zabiullah Mujahid, the Taliban senior spokesperson.
According to Mujahid, three important Islamic State (ISIS) members were killed late on Tuesday night after Taliban security forces attacked an important hideout during a special operation in Kabul’s provincial district 12.
He also said that several weapons, grenades, explosives, many remotes, and much mine-making equipment were seized during the operation.
The statement added that ISIS used the hideout to plan and carry out an attack on holy places and civilians of Kabul in the month of Ramadan, which was discovered and destroyed in advance, Mujahid said.
The ISIS militants have claimed responsibility for many terror attacks in Kabul, Mazar-e-Sharif, and other parts of the country.
In a recent attack, the group claimed two separate attacks in Balkh province; the first one occurred in the governor’s office, killed the governor of the province, and the second occurred in an Afghan journalist’ gathering in Tebyan cultural centers killing many journalists and injuring several others.
The Islamic State Khorasan terrorists have also carried out several terror strikes that have left dozens of people dead or injured, including at the Russian Embassy, Pakistani Diplomatic Mission, and a Chinese-run hotel.
Daesh is considered to be the main enemy of the Taliban administration, targeting their forces, Afghan citizens, and foreign nationals.
The rise and momentum of the Islamic State-Khorasan militant group in Afghanistan are said to be the return of the Taliban to power in August 2021, creating security challenges for the Taliban government.