According to the Taliban senior official, the group’s special forces’ operation in northern Afghanistan’s Kunduz province, discovered and destroyed an ISIS hideout, killing at least three ISIS militants and arresting five others.

Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman for the Taliban, announced in a Twitter thread that an operation by the Taliban’s special forces on Saturday night, in Kunduz province’s Qanjogha area targeted an ISIS hideout.

He stated that the group behind launching missiles at the neighboring countries, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan were targeted and destroyed, calling them “Kharijites”.

One of the captured Daesh members confessed in a video released by the Taliban to have launched rockets into Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

While the detainee alleged that the National Resistance Front provided the equipment for ISIS, the Resistance Front is yet to respond to the allegation.

The destructive equipment and vehicles of the ISIS group were also confiscated by the Taliban security officials.

Earlier, the Uzbek Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that five rockets were launched from Afghan soil, and landed in the Uzbek territory, in proximity to the Afghan-Uzbek border town, Termez.

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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).