Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister Amir Khan Motaqi during his visit to Turkey said that ISIS-K (Daesh) is not a threat in Afghanistan and the group does not have training centers in the country.

Amir Khan Motaqi has apparently underestimated the militant group in Afghanistan and added that there is no security problem in Afghanistan.

The acting ministry has said that there has been propaganda for ISIS-K to weaken the Taliban.

The comments come as ISIS-K has killed and wounded more than 300 Shi’ite Muslims in the mosques of Kunduz and Kandahar provinces in the past two weeks.

Amir Motaqi said that the bomb blasts were carried out in places where it was difficult to man security.

Taliban have repeatedly underrated the ISIS-K while the group has conducted the deadliest attacks since the Taliban takeover.

ISIS-K has officially warned Shi’ite Muslims and said that they are “danger” and will not be spared anywhere.

Officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan on the other hand said that they will ramp up the security measures of Shi’ite Muslims’ mosques across the country.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.