Afghanistan Governor Killed: Who blew up the Taliban governor leading the fight against IS?
He was initially appointed as governor of the eastern province of Nangarhar, where he led the fight against Islamic State jihadists, before being transferred to Balkh last year.
The Taliban governor of Afghanistan’s Balkh province was killed in an explosion at his office on Thursday, police said. Went.” He said it was not clear what caused the explosion. Muzammil is one of the highest-ranking Taliban officials to be killed under such circumstances since the group returned to power in August 2021.
Suspicion of hand of ISKP
He was initially appointed as governor of the eastern province of Nangarhar, where he led the fight against Islamic State jihadists, before being transferred to Balkh last year. According to Waziri, at present no organization has claimed responsibility for the blast. However, it is believed to be the handiwork of the Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP), a regional affiliate of the Islamic State (IS), one of the main rivals of the Taliban. The ISKP has stepped up attacks in Afghanistan after the Taliban regained power in August 2021. Taliban patrols and members of the minority Shia community have been its targets.
Recent attacks in Afghanistan
The Islamic State has recently carried out several attacks in Afghanistan. In January, a suicide bomber blew himself up near the foreign ministry in Kabul. At least 10 people died in this. Last month, Taliban security forces claimed to have killed two senior IS members.