View Full Version : ISIS / IS in Afghanistan (a small collection)

02-21-2016, 11:26 AM
BBC Afghan Service reporter, Sayed Abdullah Nizami, from Kunar, has an excellent account on ISIS appearance and apparent demise. He starts with:
You have probably heard about the rise of so-called Islamic State in Afghanistan. The militant group claims to be building a new province of what it calls "the Caliphate" in the mountains in the east of the country. But it has made some serious tactical errors, says BBC Afghan Service reporter, Sayed Abdullah Nizami.I am from Kunar, one of the provinces where so-called Islamic State is strongest. I went to the local school and lots of my friends ended up as jihadi fighters, some have even joined IS.
I suppose lots of people reading this would be surprised and maybe even frightened by that. But joining a jihadi group isn't unusual around here, in fact it is a kind of career choice. There isn't much work so young men look for other things to do and the jihadi groups have money and guns.

This picture is not unusual, the caption is though:http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/1EE1/production/_88350970_nizamiandhitsquad_bbc.jpg

This group was killing Taliban in 2013 - it turned out to be a Taliban hit squad targeting members who communicated with the Afghan government.

03-08-2017, 06:12 PM
Pay attention, people - a four-man team created 80 casualties.

More than 30 people have been killed after attackers dressed as doctors stormed the largest military hospital in Kabul, Afghan officials say.
Militants armed with guns and grenades gained entry after one detonated explosives at a hospital gate and then opened fire on staff and patients.
Commandos who landed on the Sardar Daud hospital roof killed all four attackers after several hours of fighting.http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39202525

03-09-2017, 08:59 PM
Pay attention, people - a four-man team created 80 casualties.

Just clocked that the attackers claim they were ISIS as The Soufan Report reports:
The persistent insecurity throughout Afghanistan—even in locations deemed most secure—was highlighted yet again by a March 8 attack at the Sardar Daud Khan medical complex in Kabul. The attack, which was carried out by the increasingly deadly Islamic State (http://www.soufangroup.com/the-islamic-state/) affiliate in the country, killed at least 30 patients and medical staff in what is the premier military hospital in the Afghan capital.Link:http://www.soufangroup.com/tsg-intelbrief-the-unique-threat-of-the-islamic-state-in-afghanistan/