At least four members of the Daesh group were killed and one person was detained in operations conducted earlier this week by the Islamic Emirate forces in Karta-e- Sakhi area of Kabul city, Kabul security department said.
The clashes between the Islamic Emirate forces and Daesh members lasted for many hours.
“Those who were trying to target civilians, four of them were killed and one of them was detained. In this operation, one member of the Islamic Emirate force was killed and another one was wounded. Also, a policewoman was killed,” said Khalid Zadran, a spokesman for the Kabul security department.
Islamic Emirate spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said on Twitter that four Daesh members were killed and one was arrested in an operation by Islamic Emirate forces in the Karta-e- Sakhi area of Kabul.
Mujahid said the Daesh members were intending to attack Shia citizens gathering in the Kart-e-Sakhi Ziarat during the days of Mahram. Zabiullah Mujahid also tweeted that Daesh was going to attack during the Muharram ceremony.
“Daesh had a plan to attack Shia citizens that gather in Karta-e-Sakhi on the Muharram days,” he said.
The residents said that the clashes continued many hours with the two sides using heavy and light weapons.
“It was around noon that the gunfire was heard, and it happened in this house. The sound of the blast was also heard,” said Sayeed Rafi, residents of Kabul.
Daesh has taken responsibility for a number of deadly attacks, most of which targeted civilians, in the past several months in Afghanistan.