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Taliban says 8 IS-K members involved in attacks on Kabul hotel & Pak embassy killed during raids | India News


ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban has killed eight fighters of Daesh, or the Islamic State’s Khurasan chapter (IS-K), who were involved in recent attacks on Pakistan’s embassy, the military airfield and a hotel hosting Chinese nationals in Kabul.
Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman, said on Thursday that eight IS-K fighters, including foreign nationals, were killed and seven others arrested during raids in Kabul, while a separate operation in western Nimroz province resulted in the arrest of two IS-K fighters.
Three hideouts of the group were “eliminated” during the operations carried out in Kabul and Zaranj, the capital of Nimroz, on Wednesday.
Mujahid said light weapons, hand grenades, mines, vests and explosives were confiscated by the Taliban’s security forces during the raids on the IS-K hideout in the Shahdai Salehin neighbourhood of Kabul. Residents reported sounds of several explosions and an hours-long gun battle.
The terrorists killed had planned more attacks on key targets, the Taliban spokesperson said. “They planned to bring Daesh members from other countries and launch coordinated attacks,” he added.
On December 2, Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul had come under attack and the IS-K had claimed responsibility, saying its target was the country’s envoy.
This was followed by a bombing and shooting incident on December 12 in the Kabul hotel where more than 30 Chinese nationals were staying. Beijing had said five of its nationals were injured in the attack and later asked its citizens to leave Afghanistan.
The IS-K, which owned up the attack, published a photo of the attacker, identifying him as Abdul Jabbar, saying he detonated his explosives-laden vest targeting the soldiers gathered at the checkpoint, and later withdrew safely from the hotel after he ran out of ammunition
IS-K, a regional affiliate of ISIL, is a key rival of the Taliban and has increased its attacks in Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover in 2021. Their targets have included Taliban patrols and members of Afghanistan’s Shia minority.



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