The Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation) liquidated a cell of the IS terrorist group (banned in the Russian Federation) in Kabul. This was announced on Monday, October 4, by the Deputy Minister of Information and Culture of the Taliban government Zabihullah Mujahid.
“Last night in the 17th district of Kabul, a special unit of the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate conducted an operation against the lair of IS militants,” Mujahid wrote on Twitter.
According to him, as a result of “this decisive and successful operation”, the center of the IS organization was completely destroyed, and all members of the movement who were in it were eliminated.
Earlier, on October 3, a farewell ceremony for Mujahid’s mother was held at the Idgah mosque in Kabul, during which an explosion occurred, followed by a firefight. Presumably, the shooting was carried out between the Taliban and the militants of the Islamic State in Khorasan group banned in the Russian Federation, an offshoot of IS. According to the latest data, as a result of the incident, at least 12 people were killed and 32 injured.
Before that, on August 26, several explosions were heard in Kabul. The first is at the entrance to the airport, the second is near the Baron Hotel, in the immediate vicinity of the air harbor. The media reported on the involvement of an IS suicide bomber in the first bombing. The second explosion occurred as a result of the explosion of a mined car. After that, a third explosion took place in Kabul.
The situation in Afghanistan escalated in May 2021 after the start of the withdrawal of American troops who had been in the country since 2001. The Taliban launched an offensive on the country’s major cities and entered Kabul on August 15, announcing the end of the war.