AT News Report
KABUL: National Directorate of Security’s Special Unit have detained at least six members of Daesh (Islamic State) extremist group, in an operation conducted in Kabul, the capital city, the security agency said in a statement Sunday.
“These Daesh members were involved in kidnappings, transferring of weapons and explosives, and relocating of Daesh members to Nangarhar—an eastern province,” said the statement.
However, there is no mention about exact place where the security forces conducted the operation, but the statement said a number of weapons were also seized from the arrested Daesh loyalists.
Mohammad Abid, Subhan Ahmad, Hamdullah, Mohammad Yunus, Mohammad Yunus and Abdul Rasheed who were covertly operating in Kabul city under the command of Din Mohammad, another Daesh member, TOLONews reported.
This comes as first Vice President, Abdul Rashid Dostum warned that Daesh terrorist group would likely take Taliban’s place in the country’s long time war if the militants abandon insurgency.
Daesh’s branch called Khorasan Province has already made footprints in Afghanistan and has strongholds in the eastern provinces of Nangarhar and Kunar. The terrorist group has so far asserted responsibility of several attacks mostly against religious gatherings and scholars.
Dostum told a gathering in Jawzjan province, his birthplace in the north that Daesh presence was a matter of concern in Afghanistan, adding that the terrorist group would take place in the battle ground after Taliban.
Dostum said he had shared his concern over Daesh threat with President Ghani, but assured them that “Afghan soldiers would take revenge”.