IEA destroys two Daesh hideouts in Kabul and one in Nimroz: Mujahid

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The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) said three key hideouts of Daesh have been destroyed – one in Zaranj in Nimroz province and two in Kabul.

Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman for the IEA said the hideouts were used by Daesh in three recent attacks; the Kabul airport explosion, the attack on a hotel housing Chinese nationals in Kabul and the attack on the Pakistani embassy.

He said eight Daesh members were killed and another seven arrested. He added that these Daesh members had also been involved in bringing foreign fighters into the country and in coordinating attacks.

During the clearance operation, a large amount of mines, explosive devices and suicide vests were seized, Mujahid said.

This comes after an explosion and gunfire was reported in PD8 in Kabul city on Wednesday night. IEA officials said this was as a result of an operation against a Daesh hideout.—Ariana news