HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Taliban destroyed an Islamic State cell in Kabul after the bomb blast at the Eid Gah Mosque
  • The chief spokesperson of the Taliban, Zabihullah Mujahid held the Daesh-linked groups responsible for the attack
  • The bomb blast in Kabul left five dead and eleven wounded
  • The officials have managed to arrest three of the culprits

On Sunday, hours after a blast outside a mosque in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, the Taliban destroyed an Islamic State cell in Kabul. Elaborating the operation, Zabihullah Mujahid, the chief spokesperson of Taliban said that the fighters carried out the operation in the north of Kabul.

Taking to Twitter, Mujahid mentioned that as a consequence of the operation, the IS center was destroyed and all the IS members in it were killed. He termed the operation as ‘decisive and successful’. A few witnesses revealed that they heard gunshots and blasts in Kabul when the Taliban was carrying out the operation. The fighting between the insurgent and IS lasted for hours.

The bomb blast in Kabul left five dead and eleven wounded. During the attack, the people inside the Eid Gah mosque were holding a ceremony in the memory of Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid’s mother, who died the previous week. Commenting on the incident, Mujahid held the Daesh-linked groups responsible for the attack. On the other hand, a witness at the mosque stated that the attack was carried out by a single suicide bomber. He also added that two units of the Taliban by mistake opened fire on each other because of the confusion after the explosion.

The officials have managed to arrest three of the culprits. The explosive planted at the entrance of the mosque exploded as people were leaving the premises after offering condolences to Mujahid and his family.

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