The Daesh (Islamic State) militants involved in the attack on Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul were killed in an operation, Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Thursday.
Mujahid, in a statement said, they carried out operations in Kabul against a “dangerous network” of the Islamic State group who were involved in attacks on the Pakistani embassy and on a hotel where Chinese nationals were staying.
The spokesman added that the eight dead terrorists, including foreigners, were also involved in a bomb attack near a military airfield in Kabul and several other areas. Operation was carried out several part of the Afghan capital as well as Zaranj, the capital of Nimroz province.
Mujahid said the network had planned more attacks on key targets. “They planned to bring Daesh members from other countries and launch coordinated attacks.”
Small arms, hand grenades, mines, suicide jackets and explosives were recovered from the hideout and seven Daesh members were arrested. Some other suspects were also taken into custody for questioning.
On December 2, the Pakistani embassy in Kabul came under attack with Chargé d’ Affaires to Afghanistan Ubaidur Rehman Nizamani targeted. Nizamani was unscathed but his guard was critically wounded. The banned Islamic State group’s Khorasan chapter (IS-K) had claimed responsibility for the attack.
And just over a week later, China had said that five of its nationals were wounded in a bombing-and-shooting attack and later asked its nationals to leave Afghanistan over security concerns.