Kabul, Oct 22 (EFE).- At least six members of the Islamic State (IS) terror group were killed in a night-time operation by the Taliban in Kabul, the fundamentalists’ interim government said Saturday.
“As a result of last night’s operation against ISIS (as the Islamic State is also known) hideout in Kabul city, six ISIS alleged members have been killed. Their weapons, hand grenades, explosives, and a Corolla car were seized from them,” Taliban deputy spokesperson Bilal Karimi said in a statement.
One Taliban was also killed in the operation, which took place in Kabul Police District 8, and another was injured, Karimi added.
The Taliban accuse the slain IS members of being behind recent attacks in the country, including one on Sep. 23 outside the Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan mosque in Kabul, in which at least seven people were killed and more than 40 injured.
An attack on a school in a Shia Hazara neighborhood in Kabul on Sep. 30, in which 53 people were killed and 110 were injured, mostly girls and young women, is also attributed to them.
Despite the end of the war in the country after the withdrawal of international troops and the Taliban’s rise to power in August last year, Afghanistan has witnessed some of the most violent attacks.
Most of these attacks have been carried out by the IS, which has become the main threat to security in Afghanistan.
The Taliban have conducted several raids against the IS in various parts of the country in an attempt to fulfill the security guarantees they had made before coming to power. EFE