Kandahar : According to sources, Taliban officials in the southern Kandahar province conducted large-scale operations against ISIS-K members in four districts of Kandahar province. The Taliban have initiated operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan (ISIS-K) branch in Kandahar province for the first time.
Local locals report that the activities began at midnight and lasted until early the next morning, and that three civilians were killed as a result of the operations. The source said, Taliban provincial officials in Kandahar claimed to have murdered three ISIS-K affiliates and arrested ten more, but made no mention of civilians.
Meanwhile, an ISIS-K affiliate is claimed to have detonated his explosives in a room, killing the affiliate, according to the allegation. The provincial officials and the interior ministry have remained silent on the Taliban militants' deaths.
ISIS-K has recently increased its attacks in Afghanistan, claiming responsibility for a fatal strike in Kabul on Saturday that left three people dead and six more injured. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan branch (ISIS-K) confirmed responsibility for the blast in Kabul's western district on Saturday. Three people were killed and six others were injured in an explosion in Kabul's Dasht-e-Barchi on Saturday, November 13.