AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A senior security official says that the Islamic State also known as Daesh, is attempting to establish a command center and positions in the western part of the country, calling on the government to speed up action to halt the terrorist group from routing.
“The ISIL is trying to prepare Ghor province as a center for coordination to increases integrity among its members in Western Afghanistan and extend its terrorist plots this way,” Deputy Police Commander of Ghor province, Aman Azimi told Fars News Agency (FNA) on Tuesday.
“The central government should take immediate action to send more forces to cleanse the region from the ISIL terrorists,” source quoted him, as saying.
This statement comes as Zamir Kabulov, the head of the Asia and Meddle East department of the Russian foreign ministry, who also serves as special envoy of the Russian president to Afghanistan, said that the presence of the Daesh in Afghanistan is a significant security threat.
He also said that Daesh terrorist group has dramatically increased its presence in Afghanistan and is preparing to expand into other Central Asian countries and Russia.