On September 24, al-Naba, ISIS’ official newspaper, released a summary of the terrorist group’s recent operations against the Taliban in Afghanistan.
According to al-Naba, ISIS-Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) cells carried out a total of 20 operations against the Taliban between September 18 and 22. The operations included 15 attacks with explosive devices, four assassinations and an ambush.
At least 85 fighters of the Taliban, which assumed power in Afghanistan in August, were killed or wounded as a result of ISIS-K operations. Moreover, three vehicles of the group were destroyed and nine others were damaged.
ISIS-K cells in Afghanistan carry out operations against the Taliban on a daily basis, especially in the eastern province of Nangarhar.
On September 23, ISIS claimed that six fighters of the Taliban were killed and three others were wounded in three separate attacks in Nangarhar. Two of the attacks took place in the province’s capital, Jalalabad. The city appears to be infested with the terrorist group’s cells.
The Taliban have been making immense effort to counter ISIS insurgency in Nangarhar. However, the group’s methods are questionable to say the least.
Recently, the dead bodies of three local merchants who appeared to have been executed were found in the outskirts of Jalalabad city. Officials in the Taliban’s security forces claimed that the men were members of ISIS-K who were killed during an operation.
On September 24, more dead bodies were found near Jalalabad city. The bodies belonged to three men who also appeared to have been executed. The Taliban have not commented on the incident yet.
These three dead bodies were found in PD6 in Jalalabad city today morning. Their hands were tied. killed with firing. It seems like they were killed last night.
Nangarhar province is full of violence. ISIS and the Taliban are attacking each other but civilians are also suffered. pic.twitter.com/jmFvgNW6mQ
— Anees Ur Rehman (@JournalistAnees) September 24, 2021
ISIS-K insurgency in Nangarhar appears to be intensifying. The terrorist group may attempt to take over some parts of the province soon. This would be a serious challenge for the Taliban, which have been struggling to gain international recognition.
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