More than 250 fighters affiliated with Daesh were arrested within the past month, officials said, adding that many of them are the prisoners who had fled from the prisons across the country.
“250 individuals affiliated with Daesh have been arrested. They were those who fled from the prisons,” he said. “Some of their plans were to carry out blasts but the plans failed, tens of their attacks were thwarted.”
Daesh took responsibility for the two recent deadly attacks, one in the northern province of Kunduz and the other in the southern province of Kandahar.
Dozens of civilians were killed and a great number of them received injuries.
“The intelligence agency of Afghanistan should detect the sanctuaries and supporters of this group and eliminate them, otherwise it will be a great danger for Afghanistan in the future,” said Sadiq Shinwari, a former member of the military.
The US defense secretary Llyod Austin said that the US will pursue efforts to counter the Daesh group.
“No doubt we'll talk about, I hope we'll talk about NATO's role post-Afghanistan and some of the lessons learned from Afghanistan. And we'll also hopefully have an ability to talk about, or an opportunity to talk about, our current counter-ISIS efforts and discuss some things with our allies that are involved in that coalition,” he added.
“If a serious move was not made against Daesh and it was not eliminated, it would pave the ground to harm many countries and the people in the region, and would commit crimes,” said Iran's president Ebrahim Raisi.
The countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, led by Russia, carried out military exercises in the vicinity of the border between Afghanistan-Tajikistan.
The Russian president Vladimir Putin recently voiced concerns over the presence of Daesh in Central Asia and ordered strict security provisions near Afghanistan’s borders.