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Taliban Claims to Have Arrested ISIS Head of Foreign Relations

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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).

The Intelligence Agency of the Taliban administration said that the Taliban forces have arrested an ISIS Khorasan branch member. They claim he is the ISIS Khorasan branch’s head of foreign relations.

The Taliban intelligence agency, in a tweet on Tuesday, October 4, claimed that it had arrested the head of foreign and financial relations and of the Khorasan branch of the ISIS terrorist group.

The arrested man, Abdul Malik, was shown in a video tweet by the Taliban confessing to fundraising and recruiting ISIS fighters.

The man in the video claims to be from the eastern Afghan province of Kunar and was in charge of recruiting foreign fighters and raising funds for the ISIS organization.

Abdul Malik alleged that he received funding for the ISIS group’s operations from Germany, Spain, and Ukraine.

The circumstances under which this confession was taken or may have been extorted from him are still unknown.

The Taliban, on the other hand, previously claimed that ISIS has been defeated and is no longer able to launch attacks, in a meeting with Tomas Niklasson, the special representative of the European Union for Afghanistan. 

ISIS and other terrorist organizations in Afghanistan “have now been hit hard, they lost their ability to resist and attack, and they are now attacking defenseless people,” according to Amir Khan Muttaqi, Taliban Foreign Minister who also spoke with the EU official.

This comes as many countries in the region and in the international community have expressed concerns over the terrorism emanating from Afghanistan, calling it a threat to regional and global security.

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