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Taliban downplay ISIS threat, say they are stronger

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KABUL: The Islamic Emirate has downplayed ISIS-K threats, assuring the region that Afghanistan soil won’t be used by terrorist organizations, saying Taliban fighters are way stronger in taming terrorists.

Afghanistan’s acting minister of information and culture Khairullah Khairkhwa said that they will eliminate not only ISIS-K but any group who wants to insecure the region.

This comes a day after US undersecretary of defense Colin Kahl said that they suspect the ability of the Taliban in suppressing ISIS-K and al-Qaeda.

“Our intelligence assessment indicates that ISIS and Al Qaida are willing to conduct operations abroad including in the US. The assessments show that ISIS-K will be able to do so in six months while Al Qaida will gain the ability in upcoming 12 or 24 months.” Said Kahl.

The concerns over the appearance of ISIS-K come after the group conducted bloody attacks in Kandahar and Kunduz province that inflicted casualties to Shite worshipers.

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