YEMEN Press Agency

Afghan Taliban raid in Kabul kills 3 Islamic State members

WORLD, March 23 (YPA) – Afghan security forces have eliminated three militants after storming a hideout of Islamic State militants in the capital, Kabul.

According to Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban government spokesman, the operation on Tuesday targeted an ISIS hideout in Kabul and killed three prominent members of the militant group who were plotting attacks during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which starts Thursday.

During the operations, government forces also seized weapons and ammunition, including hand grenades, improvised explosive devices, remote controls, and objects and materials used to make mines and improvised explosive devices, he said.

He said Islamic State militants had planned to carry out sabotage activities during the month of Ramadan, which begins on Thursday, but their evil plans were thwarted by Afghan forces.

The Islamic State, which has claimed responsibility for some deadly bombings in Afghanistan over the past year, has yet to comment on the news.