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Daesh fighters operating under ISI command in Nangarhar

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AT-KABUL: Majority of fighters loyal to Daesh militants operating in Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province are Pakistani nationals and receiving command from Pakistan’s Intelligence Service (ISI), provincial officials said.

Documents recovered from Daesh insurgents revealed they had come from Pakistan to fight under the Name of Islamic State terrorist group, provincial officials said.

“Documents and witnesses found from killed or detained Daesh fighters during Afghan security forces raids in Achin and Kot districts, proves that most of Daesh loyalist fighters are from Orakzai Agency  of Pakistan, ”Nangarhar Provincial Spokesman, Attaullah Khogianai told Radio Azadi.

He said that our intelligence reports also revealed that most of the Pakistanicitizens are fighting under Daesh Flag in Kot and Achin districts.

Tajikistani insurgents are also among Daesh fighters, who after receiving military training in Pakistan dispatched to Nangarhar for terrorist activities, he added.

He stated that insurgents from different countries like Tajikistan’s citizens traveling to Pakistan to enroll in Daesh and after military trainingthey should be prepared to carry out subversive activities in Afghanistan, particularly in Nangarhar province.

Recently media outlets reportedthat Nangarhar officials,said that 30 percent area of Kot district was under control of Daesh fighters.

The report also pointing to the presence of foreign extremists including Arab, Russian, Tajikistani and Chechens rebels among Daesh fighters in the province.

Recently, during his visit to the province, National Security Advisor, Mohammad Hanif Atmar, told newsmen that most of the Daesh fighters are holding Pakistani citizenship.

It is worth mentioning that militants loyal to Daesh fighters attacked and torched houses of locals in Kot district of Nangarhar province. Tens of civilians including women and children were killed and hundreds of family displaced in the area during attack.