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Afghanistan Becomes Petri-Dish For Terrorist Cells After Taliban Takeover

BP World Bureau | Aug 28 2021 10:53:30 AM
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KABUL, AFGHANISTAN: Afghanistan is emerging as a centre for terrorist groups after the Taliban took over the country following the withdrawal of the US military. 

The leadership of the Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed, known for its attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, has shifted to Afghanistan's Helmand province, as per the officials. 

The leadership of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, responsible for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, is shifting to East Afghanistan. 

Islamic State Khorasan, also known as IS-K or ISIS-K, has already carried out suicide bombings in Kabul to stop Afghan nationals from leaving the country. 169 Afghans and 13 American service members died in the attack.

ISIS-K first appeared in eastern Afghanistan in late 2014. They already have a reputation for brutality. 

Following yesterday's suicide bombings, the US carried out a drone strike to take out terrorists. 

An official told the media about their concerns about more cells being activated in central Asia and India as a result of this. 

Read: Kabul Terrorist Attack: ISIS Claims Responsibility, Biden Assures Stern Action 

The attack against the American military yesterday is regarded as the deadliest terrorist attack against the country's forces since 2011.