Taliban Suspect IS Role Behind Kabul Airport Attack


Kabul: The Taliban have issued a statement over the twin blasts that took place outside the Kabul airport, killing at least 13, and said the US was warned of a possible terror attack by the Islamic State (IS) group.

Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said the group had provided information to the Americans about a possible terror attack by ISIL — The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“The Taliban are committed to the international community and will not allow terrorists to use Afghanistan as a base for their operations,” Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid maintained.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss ongoing operations. The Islamic State group is more radical than the Taliban and has carried out a wave of attacks targeting civilians.

In recent days, Kabul airport has been witnessing chaotic scenes as people are reaching the airport in hurry to escape from the Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

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