ISKP members in Herat
Photo: Etilaat Roz \ KabulNow

Taliban Claims Killing Five ISKP Members in Herat

The Taliban intelligence agency in Herat claims that the group’s forces have killed five members of the Islamic State – Khurasan Province (ISKP) and dismantled their hideout in the western Herat province.

The two sides started clashing against each other on Tuesday at around 09:30 PM in the Haji Abbas neighborhood of Herat city. According to the residents, they started heading heavy and light weapons — the clash lasting for about 20 minutes.

The Taliban intelligence agency in Herat claims in its statement that the group’s intelligence operatives have dismantled a hideout of the ISKP’s – locally known as Daesh – fighters.

The Taliban, however, has not commented on whether their fighters also suffered casualties.

On Saturday, November 12, the Taliban said that its intelligence operatives had killed the same number of ISKP members while dismantling their hideout in Kabul.

This comes as the group has already announced that the ISKP is dismantled in Afghanistan and is no longer a threat to the country’s security.

The ISKP, however, has claimed responsibility for many deadly attacks, including attacks on Taliban members, in different parts of Afghanistan.