After the return of Afghanistan to power, the Islamic State, which has been stifling the Taliban, has suffered a major setback. The Taliban brought at least 55 Islamic State terrorists to their knees and surrendered. The Taliban claimed on Saturday that a total of 55 militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) had surrendered in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province.
An official statement from the Taliban’s intelligence headquarters in the provincial capital Jalalabad said 55 militants affiliated with the IS militant group kept their guns and surrendered, The Express Tribune quoted the Anadolu Agency as saying. Last week, another batch of 65 terrorists surrendered in the same province. Let us tell you that since the withdrawal of Taliban in Afghanistan, IS has intensified attacks and is exploding in different places.
Earlier this month the Taliban claimed to have destroyed an IS base in the capital, Kabul, which was blamed for several attacks. Days later, the terrorist group claimed a massive suicide bombing in Kandahar, besides targeted killings in Nangarhar and Parwan provinces and another major suicide at a Shia community mosque in northern Kunduz province, The Express Tribune reported. The bomb exploded, killing more than 100 people.