Taliban claims to have killed three ISKP members in Kabul

The Taliban in Kabul has claimed to have destroyed an Islamic State – Khorasan Province (ISKP) hideout in Kabul. 

The group’s spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, said in a tweet on Wednesday that its forces had conducted an operation on Tuesday in the PD12 area of Kabul, killing three ISKP members, whom he claimed were preparing “sacred places” during the month of Ramadan, which begins on Thursday.

The Taliban seized weapons, grenades, and other explosive devices, including remote controls, according to Mujahid.

The Taliban claimed to have defeated the Islamic State affiliated networks after returning to power, assuring the Afghan people and the international community that the terrorist groups could no longer pose a serious threat to security in Afghanistan and to the world.

Amir Khan Muttaqi, the Taliban’s Foreign Minister, recently said that no opposing group, including the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), is present in Afghanistan, and that the perpetrators of the recent incidents had come from abroad.

Despite the Taliban’s claims to be active in targeting the group hideouts in various cities of Afghanistan, ISKP has continued to carry out deadly attacks on civilians, particularly the Hazara-Shia religious minority, diplomatic missions, and even Taliban officials across the country.