4 killed in Afghan operation against Taliban high-profile attack facilitators in Kabul

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: At least four Taliban militants were killed during an operation of the Afghan armed forces against the high-profile attack facilitators of the group in Kabul.

Informed military sources said Wednesday “In an operation targeting Taliban high-profile attack facilitators in Kabul, Afghan forces killed 4 Taliban fighters and destroyed one vehicle.”

The sources did not provide further information in this regard and it is yet not clear where and when the operation was conducted.

This comes as the US Embassy in Kabul had earlier warned of possible attacks by militants during the Afghan New Year which will be observed on 21st of March.

“As of mid-March 2019, the US Embassy has received increased reports regarding possible attacks coinciding with the Afghan New Year holiday that will be observed on March 21,” the US Embassy in Kabul said in a statement.

The statement further added that militants continue to plan attacks against a variety of targets in Kabul, including Afghan, US, and other foreign government offices and facilities.

Meanwhile, the Afghan and coalition forces conducted separate operations and airstrikes against ISIS Khurasan militants in eastern Nangarhar province.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said at least two ISIS-K militants were killed in coalition drone strikes in Achin district on Monday.

The statement further added that the National Directorate of Security personnel also conducted a separate operation in Achin district, arresting a local commander of ISIS-K.

According to 201st Silab Corps, the ISIS-K commander who was detained during the operation has been identified as Mawlavi Aziz.

The anti-government armed militants including ISIS-K loyalists have not commented regarding the operations so far.

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the anti-government armed elements are active in some of its remote districts and often attempt to carry out attacks against the government and security personnel.

Courtesy: (Khaama Press)