• publish: 15 December 2016
  • time: 8:05 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 4603

ISIS key figures involved in attacks on Shiite mosques in Kabul arrested

A group of at least 10 ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) loyalists involved in recent deadly attacks on Shiite mosques in Kabul has been arrested by Afghan intelligence agency.

The Afghan intelligence agency or National Directorate for Security said in a statement that the group was arrested in connection with the previous attacks and a number of other attack plots in Kabul to spark religious tensions.

The statement said the group had hands in the attacks on Kart-e-Sakhi shrine in Kabul and VIP protection unit vehicle and was tasked to launch a number of other attacks on different sites in capital Kabul including Kart-e-Se mosque, Tolo, Ariana and Shemshad TVs.

According to the statement, the group’s main task was to spark religious tensions in capital Kabul specifically among Shiite and Sunni followers; as for this, it has been equipped with necessary equipment to serve their purposes.

They were spotting and filming crowded Shiite mosques in Kabul so that they could plot their attacks.

ISIS has yet to make any comments regarding the report.

During the attack on the eve of Ashura day on Kart-e-Sakhi shrine in Kabul, at least 14 mourners lost their lives and 26 others were wounded.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.

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