Mujahid: ISKP’s military chief killed in Sunday night raid

The Taliban’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahaid, has claimed that the group’s special forces have killed two key members of the Islamic State – Khurasan Province (ISKP), including the military chief of the terrorist outfit, during a night raid on Sunday in Khairkhana neighbourhood of Kabul.

“Among the killed was a key member of Daesh Khorasan group, Qari Fateh, who previously served as Amir-al-Harb (military leader) for Khorasan, head of Kunar province, head of eastern zone and currently as the intelligence and operations chief who directly masterminded recent operations in Kabul including against diplomatic missions, mosques and other targets,” Mujahid detailed in a statement released on Monday night.

Moreover, he confirmed that the Taliban special forces conducted a raid on 13 February, killing two ISKP members, including its leader for the Indian subcontinent “Ijaz Amin Ahingar”. An Indian newspaper had previously reported that the Kashmir-born ISKP member was killed in clashes with the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan.

Mujahid, however, did not reveal where the Taliban forces killed the Kashmir-born ISKP commander.

The Indian newspaper spelled his name as “Ejaz Ahmad Ahanger”.

Additionally, the Taliban has claimed that it has arrested a number of the ISKP terrorists in recent days.