Taliban security forces kill 6 Daesh members, one security official also killed in operation

Killed Daesh members were involved in two recent major attacks, says Taliban spokesman

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Taliban security forces have killed six members of Daesh in Kabul while one security forces member was also killed in the operation, a spokesman has said.

According to Afghan Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, the killed Daesh members were involved in two recent major attacks. One attack was on a city mosque while the other was carried out at a tutoring institute. Dozens of female students had been killed in the second attack.

Ahmadi said, “They were the attackers of the Wazir Akbar Khan mosque and also … of Kaaj Institute.” He also told that a member of the Taliban security force was also killed in the operation.

53 people were killed in the attack on Kaaj Institute on September 23 while more than 40 were injured in a blast near Wazir Akbar Khan mosque. The adjacent area of the mosque was previously called the ‘Green Zone’ of embassies and foreign force bases.

Despite Taliban efforts and focus on securing Afghanistan after decades of war, there have been a series of blasts in the capital Kabul and other urban areas during the past few months.


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