Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi in an interview with RTA said Daesh has been suppressed and eliminated in Afghanistan.
Muttaqi said that the Daesh fighters that are engaged in fighting with the Islamic Emirate came from abroad.
“There is no Daesh in Afghanistan, there are no militant groups in Afghanistan. If any incident occurs here, it originated from abroad. It is good news for us that the Afghans don’t have problems among themselves,” Muttaqi said.
He said there have been no significant threats made from “our side" to anyone.
Muttaqi made the remarks in reaction to US CENTCOM commander Michael Kurilla's statement that Daesh in Afghanistan would be able to attack US or Western interests within six months.
Muttaqi said security is better now than in the past 20 years, that the borders have been secured, and that anyone who makes such remarks is ignorant or an opportunist.
“There is no threat from our side to anyone ... that anyone can count on (such threat). The security has become better compared to the past 20 years. If any make such remarks they are ignorant or an opportunist,” he said.
The military veterans said that there is a need for the formation of international cooperation to counter the Daesh group.
“Daesh is a threat now for the stability of Afghanistan. But there should be a regional and beyond regional consensus to fight this group,” said Sadiq Shinwari, a military veteran.
Speaking at a US Senate Armed Service Committee, the head of US Central Command, Michael Kurilla, said that Daesh In Afghanistan will be able to attack American or Western interests outside the country in less than six months “with little to no warning."
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