ISKP hideout dismantled in Kabul

Taliban: ISKP Hideout Dismantled in Kabul

At least six members of the Islamic State- Khurasan Province (ISKP) were reportedly killed during an operation carried out by the Taliban on the group’s safe haven in Kabul, according to Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman.

The Taliban special forces spotted an ISKP hideout in the 8th Police District of Kabul and later carried out an operation on the hideout, Zabihullah Mujahid said in a tweet on Saturday, October 22.

Heavy sounds of explosions could be heard from the aforementioned district last night.

Zabiullah Mujahid added, primarily, two members of the ISKP group were arrested by the Taliban.

According to the Taliban spokesperson, at least six ISKP members were killed. The Taliban forces seized grenades, explosives, and one Toyota Corolla vehicle at the end of the operation, he added.

According to Mujahid, the ISKP militants killed in this operation were perpetrators who were responsible for recent bombings at the Wazir Akbar Khan Mosque, the Kaaj educational centre in the west of Kabul, and other crimes against the public.

He also confirmed that one Taliban force was killed and another was injured during the operation.

Since the Taliban’s return to power, ISKP terrorists have conducted lethal attacks against civilians in public places. The Taliban, however, have often tried to downplay the presence of the terrorist organizations like ISKP in Afghanistan.