Officials of the Islamic Emirate on Monday said three Daesh fighters were killed and two were arrested on Sunday evening in an operation in Kabul’s Police District 5.
According to the Islamic Emirate officials and force members, the operation was launched on a house where Daesh members were located.
“They hid in a very complex place and there was no way for us to enter so we were forced to use rockets and grenades,” said Zahid, a member of the Islamic Emirate forces.
“Our Mujahedeen called on them to surrender, but they responded with bullets. Two to three of our Mujahedeen were injured in the firing. Then we also fired on them, and we tried to avoid any harm to the local people,” said Haqqani, head of Police District 5.
Meanwhile, a number of the local residents said both sides used heavy and light weapons against each other.
“People suffered a lot. Our neighbor’s women faced troubles. His daughter went unconscious,” said Imamuddin, a resident.
“At 9pm the Islamic Emirate forces climbed on our house’s roof and we were not aware of it. I said: What are you doing here? They said there is Daesh in your neighbor’s house. The fight was ongoing from 9 pm to 11:20 pm,” said Del Agha, a local resident.
So far, the identity of those killed and arrested have not been released to the public by the Islamic Emirate.
In recent months Kabul has seen several clashes and explosions and Daesh has claimed responsibility for most of these incidents.