ANBOUND's Observation: Taliban at War with Islamic State in Afghanistan
October 8, a Shia mosque in Kunduz, Afghanistan was assaulted in a suicide
bombing. The official media of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan stated that 46
people were killed in the attack, 143 People were injured. However, the New
York Times quoted a local community leader as saying that the attack had caused
no less than 70 deaths.
Taliban police officer in Kunduz told the Associated Press that the attack was
probably committed by a suicide bomber who were among worshippers in the
that day, the Islamic State organization ISIS-K in Afghanistan announced that
it was responsible for the attack.
United Nations Mission in Afghanistan pointed out that this is the third deadly
attack on religious institutions this week. This bomb attack highlighted the
security crisis that the Taliban faced after seizing Afghanistan, especially
the security threat posed by the sharp confrontation between the Taliban and
the Islamic State organization. The Taliban and the Islamic State are in fact at
war in Afghanistan. Judging from the current situation, it appears that the
situation in Afghanistan cannot be stabilized in the short term. The Taliban is
facing both Massoud armed forces and the Islamic State organization, as well as
forces from the Western countries surrounding it. If the Taliban want to
stabilize such a situation, it cannot be accomplished in short-term.
August 26 this year, ISIS-K launched a suicide bomb attack at Kabul Airport,
killing 13 American soldiers and approximately 170 Afghan civilians.
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