The Taliban launched an operation against the hideouts of the terrorist organization ISIS in southern Afghanistan, as a result of which 4 ISIS fighters were killed and 10 were arrested.
The Taliban have launched an operation against ISIS in southern Afghanistan in view of the growing incidence of terrorism in the country, according to a report by the AFP news agency.
Abdul Ghafar Mohammadi, the Taliban’s provincial police chief, said the operation against the terrorist organization ISIS in Khorasan had been launched by a local Taliban group.
He said that this operation was started last night in 4 districts of Kandahar and continued till morning.
“So far, four ISIS fighters have been killed and 10 arrested. One of the dead terrorists blew himself up inside the house,” he said.
A member of the Taliban’s intelligence agency said on condition of anonymity that three civilians were also killed during the operation.
Local media quoted Taliban officials as saying that a bomb had exploded on the outskirts of Kabul, but no casualties had been reported.
It should be noted that after the Taliban came to power, ISIS Khurasan has become active in different cities of Afghanistan such as Jalalabad, Kunduz, Kandahar and Kabul.
ISIS also claimed responsibility for a mosque bombing in Kandahar last month that killed 60 people and injured dozens.
Earlier, a mosque in the northern province of Kunduz was blown up, killing more than 60 civilians, and ISIS claimed responsibility for the bloodshed.
ISIL Khorasan also claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Kabul yesterday that killed a prominent journalist and two civilians.
Earlier this month, ISIL launched an operation in the Afghan capital, Khorasan, at the National Military Hospital, killing 19 people and wounding 50 others.
ISIL Khorasan has also claimed responsibility for several bloody operations in Jalalabad, the capital of the northern province of Nangarhar. Jalalabad is considered to be the center of ISIL Khorasan’s activities.