The complex attacks in Logar and Nangarhar provinces claimed by Daesh have raised concerns about the resurgence of Daesh's activities, with analysts saying that some terrorist outfits have coordinated their attacks with the Taliban as peace talks are nearing.
Analysts see foreign influence behind such attempts that apparently are aimed at disrupting the peace process.
The attacks in Logar and Nangarhar left dozens of civilians dead and wounded.
“We are not blaming Pakistan or other countries. We are blaming ourselves. We should become alert,” said Abdul Rauf Shpoon, an MP from Nangarhar.
Critics said that some countries involved in Afghanistan’s war--and peace--are seeking to support other groups instead of the Taliban.
“Daesh is getting stronger based on two reasons: First, part of the extremist Taliban is not joining peace and is joining al Qaeda. Second, these groups also continue the war because they are not part of the peace process,” said Saleh Mohammad Registani, a military analyst.
“If the Taliban joins the government, then Daesh, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad will replace them,” said Ahmad Ali Hazrat, a former head of Nangarhar's provincial council.
“The Afghan government is fighting many terrorist groups. Our security and defense forces are ready to suppress any terrorist group that attempts any activity,” Sediqqi said.
“The umbrella has been created by the Taliban. Daesh and other terrorist groups are using this opportunity,” said Tariq Arian, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Affairs.
This comes as on August 1 the Afghan intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security (NDS), said that it had killed Assadullah Orakzai, the head of intelligence for the Khorasan branch of Daesh.
The NDS said the Daesh commander was killed during an operation near Jalalabad city, the center of Nangarhar province.