US Targeting ISIS-K in Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Area

13 June 2024

The US Department of Defense said that Washington is pursuing militants and senior commanders of ISIS-Khorasan in the border areas between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Sabrina Singh, Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary, said: “Ongoing efforts to go after ISIS militants or ISIS senior leaders, of course that is something that we continue to work on in the region.”

Although the Islamic Emirate has not commented on the statements of this Pentagon official, it had previously said that the US is trying to create distrust between Afghanistan and regional countries by using the name of ISIS.

Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, said: “The Americans or American circles who make these statements are doing so in order to create misunderstanding and mistrust among regional countries.”

The day before, some American media outlets reported the arrest of eight people, six of whom are Tajikistan’s citizens, on suspicion of being linked to the ISIS group.

However, some experts call America’s concerns about ISIS activities in the region “theatrical.”

“They have always tried to disturb Afghanistan; they have their own statements, but we must assure regional and world countries that Afghanistan is no longer a threat to them,” said Emal Dostyar, a political analyst.

The caretaker government has always pledged that Afghanistan’s soil will not be used against any country.

US Targeting ISIS-K in Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Area