“Daesh has no physical presence in Afghanistan”


KABUL (SW) – Amir Khan Muttaqi, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, has said that Daesh has no physical presence in Afghanistan.

In an interview with National RTA news, Mr. Muttaqi added that Daesh has been suppressed in Afghanistan.

The Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs has claimed that there is no group opposing the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan and that the perpetrators of some events come from outside.

This is despite the fact that Daesh has carried out two attacks in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif, the center of Balkh, at least in the last 10 days. This group killed three people, including Mohammad Dawood Mozmal, the governor of Balkh, in a suicide attack and injured several people.

The group has also taken responsibility for the explosion in the gathering of journalists at the Tabian cultural center in Mazar-e-Sharif, as a result of which three people, including two journalists, were killed and at least 16 other journalists were injured.

It should be noted that yesterday morning Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, announced that the special forces of the Islamic Emirate in the fifth, sixth and eighth districts of the city of Mazar-e-Sharif, conducted operations against the hideouts of the Daesh group and as a result, a number of members of this group were killed.

It should be remembered that the officials of the Islamic Emirate have repeatedly denied the presence of the Daesh group in Afghanistan and said that there is no group opposing the Islamic Emirate in this country.