Saturday, 04 December 2021 10:43 GMT

Taliban pledge to man security of Shi'ite mosques


(MENAFN- Khaama Press)
Taliban fighters pose for a photograph in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. The Taliban celebrated Afghanistan’s Independence Day on Thursday by declaring they beat the United States, but challenges to their rule ranging from running a country severely short on cash and bureaucrats to potentially facing an armed opposition began to emerge. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

A day after ISIS-K killed and wounded over a hundred Shi'ite worshipers in Kandahar province, a Taliban official has said that they themselves will man securities of these mosques.

In the meantime, the commander of police (Taliban fighters) of Kandahar province Abdul Ghafar Muhammadi has said that he will deploy more forces to protect Shi'ite mosques in the province.

Abdul Ghafar Muhammadi said that his forces will be working alongside the local volunteers to ensure the security of the mosques.

Islamic State on Saturday, October 16 in a statement warned that they will continue targeting Shi'ite Muslims in Afghanistan and accused them of supporting Iran and other countries against the fighters.

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