Afghanistan’s national directorate of security chief Ahmad Zia Saraj says that about 60 percent of ISIS members are Pakistani citizens.
The national directorate of security chief said at a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday that 408 foreign nationals of ISIS were arrested and the group has now faced serious obstacles in Afghanistan.
Mr. Saraj said that 408 foreign nationals who are members of ISIS have been detained by the Afghan national security forces and contacts are underway with their respective countries to find an ultimate solution to end foreign nationals’ movements who are members of terrorist groups in Afghanistan.
According to him, 309 other members of the ISIS-k group, who were also arrested, are members of Al-Qaeda, Jaish-e-Muhammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba, and the Islamic Tehreek-e-Islami of East Turkestan terrorist organizations.
On Taliban activities, Saraj said that the Taliban use all their resources to attack the country’s security forces and continue their violence.
Mr Saraj added that Mawlawi Ahmad Kandahari, a key member of the Taliban group, was killed in an operation in southern Kandahar province.
“Mawlawi Ahmad Kandahari was a key figure of Taliban, whose hands are stained with the blood of thousands of our compatriots. He had organized dozens of events, their training centers were in Chaman, in Quetta Pakistan. He was killed yesterday in an operation by the security and defense forces in Kandahar and is the key Taliban leader after Mullah Akhtar Mansour,” he added.
Referring to Aslam Farooqi, the ISIS-k leader in Afghanistan, the NDS chief said that whenever Pakistan hands over some Taliban leaders, then, we will think about handing Aslam Farooqi to Pakistan, but despite too many efforts, we could not reach an agreement.
Regarding the Pakistani delegation’s visit to Kabul, he said that someone from ISI had come, but no issues were discussed.
It is worth mentioning that the withdrawal of foreign troops and the presence of dozens of terrorist groups in Afghanistan have raised concerns among Afghan citizens.
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