Alwaght- Afghanistan’s government has dismissed rejected claims by member of parliament in the regarding the presence of leaders of ISIS terrorist group warlords in capital Kabul.
A statement by Ministry of Interior dismissed lawmaker Haji Zahir claims that some ISIS commanders are resident in Kabul and that they obtain support they receive from certain circles within the system, calling such remarks against the national interests of the country.
The statement by the Afghan government came after MP Zahir Qadir’s remarks during a general session of the lower house of the parliament, claiming that the leaders of ISIS terrorist group are living in Kabul.
He was briefing the lawmakers regarding threats posed by growing activities of the terror group in eastern Nangarhar province.
According to Qadir, scores of armed men belonging to Swat and Bajawar agency of Pakistan, including Chechens, Uzbeks, Arab and others have gathered in Shinwar district of Nangarhar province.
He also added that Shinwar district has turned into a factory for the terror group, insisting that the activities of ISIS would only be eliminated if their factory is demolished.
United Nations revealed on September 25 that ISIS is recruiting militants in 25 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.
“The number of groups and individuals who are openly declaring either loyalty to or sympathy with ISIS continues to grow in a number of provinces in Afghanistan,” the report said.
Recently Afghan authorities said at least 300,000 children have been banned to attend school in Nangarhar due to threats posed by ISIS terrorists in the area.