Suspicious families settled in Sar-e-Pul province, says local officials
Amani, spokesperson for Sar-e-Pul governor, told Kabul Now that over 40
suspicious Islamic State families who are all foreign citizens, mostly from
Pakistan, have been settled in Kohistanat district of the northern Sar-e-Pul
As the local
official stated, local intelligence reports suggest that the families have been
settled there to create a foothold in the district.
comes while Afghan security and defense forces have intensified their military
campaign in recent month to suppress militants affiliated with the Islamic
State Khurasan Province (ISKP) in the eastern Nangarhar province.
In a visit
to Achin district of the province, Nangarhar governor Shah Mahmood Miakhel,
said that 62 ISKP militants were killed and 32 others wounded as the result of
operations conducted by Afghan forces over past one and a half month in the
district, according to a statement issued by the province media office today,
that some training centers, propaganda centers, and weapons cache of the
terrorist group were also destroyed during the operation.
the governor, 10 Afghan security forces were killed and four others injured in