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IS attackers of Pakistan embassy in Kabul killed in in a single day raids: Taliban

ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban killed eight Islamic State militants concerned in an assault on Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul final month and arrested 9 others in a collection of raids concentrating on key figures in a spate of assaults in Kabul, a authorities spokesperson mentioned Thursday.

Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman for the Taliban authorities, mentioned the raids within the capital metropolis and western Nimroz province on Wednesday focused IS militants who organised latest assaults on Kabul’s Longan Lodge, Pakistan’s embassy and the army airport.

Slain IS fighters additionally included international nationals, and 7 others had been arrested in Kabul, whereas a separate operation in western Nimroz province resulted in two extra IS arrests, he mentioned.

Islamic State had claimed duty for an assault on Pakistan’s embassy within the Afghan capital Kabul on December 2 wherein a safety guard from Pakistan Military was wounded by gunfire.

Islamabad referred to as the assault an try and assassinate its head of mission, Ubaid ur-Rehman Nizamani, who was unharmed.

Islamic State claimed the assault was carried out by two of its members armed with “medium and sniper weapons” and was concentrating on Nizamani and his guards who had been current within the courtyard of the embassy.

On Thursday, Mujahid supplied particulars of an operation the Afghan forces carried out in opposition to the militant group concerned within the assault. He added the outfit additionally tried to focus on Chinese language nationals and others in his nation.

“These members had a foremost function within the assault on the Chinese language resort and paved the way in which for international IS members to return to Afghanistan,” Mujahid mentioned in a tweet.

The Islamic State group claimed duty for a lethal bombing close to a checkpoint on the Afghan capital’s army airport Sunday. IS mentioned that assault was carried out by the identical militant who took half within the Longan Lodge assault in mid-December.

The regional affiliate of the Islamic State group — often known as the Islamic State in Khorasan Province and a key rival of the Taliban — has elevated its assaults in Afghanistan for the reason that Taliban takeover in 2021. Targets have included Taliban patrols and members of Afghanistan’s Shi’ite minority.

IS printed a photograph of the attacker, figuring out him as Abdul Jabbar, saying he withdrew safely from the assault on the resort after he ran out of ammunition. It added he detonated his explosives-laden vest concentrating on the troopers gathered on the checkpoint.

Mujahid mentioned gentle weapons, hand grenades, mines, vests and explosives had been confiscated by the Taliban’s safety forces in the course of the raids on an IS hideout within the Shahdai Salehin neighbourhood. Native residents reported sounds of a number of explosions and an hours-long gun battle.

The Taliban swept throughout the nation in August 2021, seizing energy as US and NATO forces had been within the final weeks of their ultimate withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years of battle.

— With Reuters

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