KABUL – Taliban security forces killed six Daesh militants in an overnight operation in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, according to a spokesman for the ruling group’s administration on Saturday.
According to the spokesman, Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, Daesh terrorists slain in the operation on their hideout were involved in two significant attacks in recent weeks, one on a local mosque and the other on a tutoring school, in which scores of female students were slaughtered.
“They were the attackers of the Wazir Akbar Khan mosque as well as… of the Kaaj Institute,” Ahmadi claimed, adding that one Taliban security force member was killed in the operation.
Neither incident was claimed by a specific group.
On September 30, a bomb exploded in the female section of the Kaaj Institute teaching facility, killing 53 persons, the majority of them were girls and young women.
On September 23, at least seven persons were killed and over 40 were injured in a blast outside a mosque in Wazir Akbar Khan, a heavily defended district that historically housed a “Green Zone” of embassies and foreign force bases.
Since taking over in 2021, the Taliban claim to have focused on securing the country after decades of violence.
However, in recent months, a succession of explosions have rocked the capital and other major areas, and the United Nations has stated that security is deteriorating.
The Taliban’s rivals are the Afghan affiliate of Daesh, called as Daesh Khorasan after an old name for the region.
Daesh fighters first surfaced in eastern Afghanistan in 2014, and eventually spread to other parts of the country.