Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan reacted to US claims over releasing the “ISIS-K affiliate” who carried out a suicide attack on Kabul International Airport that killed nearly 200 people including US marines.

A spokesperson of the IEA Bilal Karimi in a series of Twitter posts on Sunday, January 2, 2022, said that the release of the perpetrator of the August 26 attack is “baseless” and there is no proof of the claim.

Bilal Karimi said that the timeframe between the release of prisoners from Bagram prison and the suicide attack was too narrow and that it was not possible to plan an attack during that short time.

He added that the ISIS-K prisoners were freed before they (Taliban) gain control over prisons.

“The affiliates of ISIS-K were released before Taliban gain full control of prisons. We have eliminated or arrested back those who affiliated the terror group.” Reads a Twitter post.

The ISIS-K affiliate conducted the heinous attack on August 26 on Kabul International Airport killed 13 US marines.