Operatives of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) have killed seven members of the Islamic State Khurasan Province (ISKP) in a night raid conducted last night, February 14, in Jalalabad, the capital city of the eastern Nangarhar province, a local official said.
Talking to Kabul Now, Attaullah Khogyani, spokesperson for Nangarhar governor, said that the terrorists, including a suicide bomber, were killed after they tried to resist a night raid of the intelligence operatives in PD7 of Jalalabad city. He added that they were planning suicide bombing and complex attacks against government agencies in the city.
A large amount of explosives, a suicide vest, and a number of heavy and light weapons, have also been confiscated from the ISKP terrorists, the local official detailed.
President Ghani claimed in a public speech in November, 2019, that Afghan security forces had “obliterated” the ISKP in Afghanistan.
Though the ISKP fighters do not control any territory in the country but the group has claimed responsibility for complex attack in major cities, particularly in the capital Kabul.
As many as 40 people were killed and 84 others wounded in two separate and complex attacks in the capital Kabul and eastern Nangarhar province in May 2010. The two attacks were claimed by the ISKP.
Late in October, 2020, at least 30 students were killed and 70 others wounded after an ISKP suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside a tuition center in Pul-e-Khuskh, a western neighborhood of Kabul city.
Later, earlier in November, 2020, at least 22 people were killed and many others wounded after gunmen affiliated with the ISKP staged hours-long attack inside Kabul University.