Daesh and other groups are trying to put themselves back together in Afghanistan, a senior US military leader said, adding that these groups have yet to be successful in doing so.
The Islamic Emirate, however, denied the presence of Daesh in Afghanistan.
Gen. Mark Milley, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made the remarks at a Senate hearing.
“ISIS and other groups are trying to put themselves back together, they have not succeeded yet and they have not yet presented a threat to the US homeland but we are watching that very, very, closely and if they raise their head and do present a threat, we will take appropriate (action)," he said.
The analysts believe that the expressed concerns about the presence of Daesh in Afghanistan are part of a political agenda.
“The concerns regarding Daesh are more political because since the US and foreign forces' withdrawal, they are facing a lack of access to intelligence,” said Ahmad Muneeb, a political analyst.
The Islamic Emirate denied the presence of Daesh and said the Afghan soil will not be used against anyone.
“We have eliminated a lot of their sanctuaries so far. The presence of Daesh is very small. They have conducted some attacks on a school and mosques but have not accomplished anything significant. We are serious about our security and will not allow anyone to cause insecurity,” Islamic Emirate’s Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said.