By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: First Vice President, Amrullah Saleh, says that most captured terrorists of urbane bombings and assignations say they were told to introduce themselves as IS-K when arrested by Afghan forces.
“Most of the captured terrorists of urban bombings & assassinations in the last 40 days say they were told to introduce themselves as IS-K in case of arrest in order to conceal the involvement of HQN & their backers in these crime. Bravo NDS Afghanistan,” VP Saleh tweeted yesterday.
His remarks came at the time that most of the released Taliban prisoners returned back to the battlefields.
Meanwhile, US and NATO forces commander Gen. Scott Miller on Monday asked the Taliban to immediately stop their offensive actions in Helmand and reduce violence around the country.
“The Taliban need to immediately stop their offensive actions in Helmand province and reduce their violence around the country. It is not consistent with the US-Taliban agreement and undermines the ongoing Afghan Peace Talks,” Gen. Miller said.
He said over the past two days USFOR-A conducted several targeted strikes in Helmand to defend Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) under attack from Taliban fighters, consistent with the US-Taliban agreement. “USFOR-A has and will continue to provide support in defense of the ANDSF under attack by the Taliban”, vowed Gen. Miller.