In an operation by the Taliban security forces in Kabul province’s Bagrami district, a key ISIL commander was killed and another was arrested, according to Taliban officials.

Late Sunday night, 12th June, the Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted that those killed and captured in the operation were involved in attacks on mosques, monasteries, and power pylons.

The killed and captured men were identified as “Kharijites” by Zabihullah Mujahid, who stated they were significant members of ISIS.

Yusuf, one of ISIL’s senior commanders, was among those killed in the operation, according to the Taliban spokesperson on Twitter.

Another ISIS commander, Mohammad Agha, has reportedly been arrested, according to the official.

The Taliban’s operation against ISIL comes despite the Taliban’s repeated claims that ISIL has been vanquished in Afghanistan and no longer has a physical presence there.

In Afghanistan, the ISIS terrorist group has increased its attacks, mainly against Taliban and Shiite members.

Over 50 large and small explosions and armed attacks have occurred across Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power. The ISIS terrorist group has claimed responsibility for most of the attacks.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).