ISLAMABAD (AP) — An in a single day raid by Taliban forces in Afghanistan’s capital killed three members of the extremist Islamic State group, a Taliban spokesman stated on Wednesday.
The regional affiliate of the Islamic State group — generally known as the Islamic State in Khorasan Province — has been the important thing rival of the Taliban since their takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021. The militant group has elevated its assaults, focusing on each Taliban patrols and members of Afghanistan’s Shiite minority.
In keeping with Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban authorities spokesman, the operation on Tuesday focused an IS hideout in Kabul and killed three distinguished members of the militant group who had been plotting assaults throughout the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which begins at sunset on Wednesday.
“The IS members used the hideout to hold out assaults in Kabul metropolis and deliberate to focus on non secular locations and civilians throughout the upcoming month of Ramadan,” Mujahid stated. The Taliban swept throughout Afghanistan in mid-August 2021, seizing energy as U.S. and NATO forces had been withdrawing from Afghanistan after 20 years of battle.
The worldwide group has not acknowledged the Taliban authorities, cautious of the tough measures they’ve imposed since their takeover — together with limiting rights and freedoms, particularly for of girls and minorities.