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Taliban downplay Daesh threat in Afghanistan

A top Taliban official has downplayed any possible threat by the Islamic State terrorist group, Daesh, in Afghanistan, rejecting claims that the group has training centers in the country.

Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister Amir Khan Motaqi during his visit to Turkey said there is no security problem posed by Daesh in Afghanistan.

Motaqi said a propaganda campaign has been going on to weaken the Taliban.

The comments come as ISIS-K has killed and wounded more than 300 Shi’ite Muslims in the mosques of Kunduz and Kandahar provinces in the past two weeks.

Amir Motaqi said that the bomb blasts were carried out in places where it was difficult to man security.

Taliban have repeatedly downplayed the Daesh terrorist group while the group has conducted the deadliest attacks since the Taliban takeover.

Daesh has officially warned Shi’ite Muslims and said that they are “danger” and will not be spared anywhere.

Officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan on the other hand said that they will ramp up the security measures of Shi’ite Muslims’ mosques across the country.

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