While the Taliban may have wrested control of Afghanistan from the national government, the fighting and killing continue. Taliban forces raided an ISIS-K cell in Kabul and killed several of the terrorists, according to a Taliban spokesman. 

The raid followed a deadly bombing at a Kabul mosque earlier on Sunday that killed five civilians. The Taliban claimed that the bombing was conducted by Islamic State terrorists. The Taliban and ISIS are enemies.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement on Monday that Taliban forces raided an ISIS-K operations center in the northern Kabul neighborhood of Khair Khana. However, the statement did not say how many ISIS terrorists were killed or whether the Taliban suffered any casualties in the operation. 

This was the second operation that the Taliban have recently conducted against Islamic State jihadists.

On Friday, Taliban spokesman Bilal Karimi told The Associated Press that Taliban fighters raided a hideout of the Islamic State-Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) in the city of Charikar in Parwan province, north of the Afghan capital. In that operation, the Taliban killed and arrested an unspecified number of terrorists.

The earlier operation came on the heels of another roadside bombing that wounded four Taliban fighters in the region.

ISIS K figters
ISIS-K fighters pose for a photo shared by the group’s media arm. (File photo)


The Deadliest Attack Since August

In Sunday’s bombing, five civilians were killed at a mosque in the deadliest attack since the United States withdrew its forces in August.