Taliban Kills Daesh Leader in Central Afghanistan
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Taliban killed Omar Mujahid, the founder of a Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL) cell in the predominantly Shiite province of Ghor in central Afghanistan.
Ghor Governor Spokesman Abdul Hai Khatibi has confirmed the death of Mujahid in the region.
The longstanding conflict between the Taliban and Daesh has intensified in recent weeks.
Afghan local officials in the Ghor province have repeatedly expressed their concern about Daesh activity in the region and the murder of civilians by the group in the past two and a half year, but the central government has not adopted any effective measures to counter the group.
In June 2017, Daesh declared war on the Taliban, describing the Afghan group as “hypocrites and stooges of the unbelievers.”
A few days later, Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Tasnim that the Taliban are resolved to target Daesh.