Taliban’s main offshoot, the Haqqani network, has denied any involvement in the recent deadly bombings in Kabul and in the western province of Herat.
In an audio message issued late Sunday by the Taliban, Sirajuddin Haqqani, leader of Haqqani network, condemned the suicide truck bombing in Kabul on May 31 that killed at least 150 people, as well as the suicide bombings at a funeral just days later and a bombing near a mosque in Herat province.
The Afghan government did however blame Haqqani network for being behind the deadly attacks in Kabul.
“They (Haqqani network) want to mislead the public while the entire world expressed their hatred over this group and its acts of terrorism following the attacks,” said MoI spokesman Najib Danish.
Sirajuddin Haqqani who also serves as the deputy to Taliban leader Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada has vowed that the militant group will continue its struggle until there was a full withdrawal of all foreign forces from the country.
But the head of parliament’s internal security commission said that Sirajuddin Haqqani is denying any role in the attacks in order to save his brother who is in prison in Afghanistan.
“I think Haqqani network denies the attack because of his brother,” said Mirdad khan Nejrabi, the chief of parliament’s internal security commission.
The Haqqani network which is also on the U.S blacklist has been frequently accused by the Afghan government of being party to deadly bombings in the country.