The Taliban militants group is worried regarding the attempts made by the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group, saying they are aware of the problems and consequences the country and region could face.
The Taliban group spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid issued a statement after reports emerged regarding the hoisting of ISIS flags in the restive parts of northeastern Badakhshan province.
The officials said Saturday that hundreds of the Taliban militants were seen holding ISIS flags in Khostak area of Wardoj district.
Muahid claimed that the vast areas of Badakhsahn province including Khostak in Wardoj district are under the control of the Taliban militants.
He said the Taliban group will not allow any other group to gain and expand foothold in teh country.
The latest statement by Taliban group expressing concerns regarding the growth of ISIS loyalists in the country comes as the two militant groups have engaged in bloody battles in parts of the country in the past.
Both the Taliban and ISIS loyalists declared Jihad against each other in Afghanistan earlier last year.
Earlier, the leader of the ISIS terrorist group Abu Bakar Al-Baghdadi called Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar “a fool and illiterate warlord”.
Al-Baghdadi said that Mullah Omar does not deserve a spiritual or political credibility. While on the other hand Taliban fighters have been ordered by their leaders not to let Daesh flag raise in Afghanistan.