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Afghan special forces arrest 2 ISIS members in Kabul

Salaam Times

KABUL -- Afghan special forces arrested two members of "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) in Kabul Province, the Special Operations Corps said in a statement on Tuesday (August 20).

The operation occurred in Paghman District, the Special Operations Corps said without providing details on the timing of the arrests.

Meanwhile, the Afghan National Security Council Tuesday called the existence of ISIS in Afghanistan "a serious threat".

"The Daesh group is behind dozens of deadly attacks against Afghan civilians and has posed a serious threat," Kabir Haqmal, a spokesman for the council, said in a video statement, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS. "This threatens not only Afghanistan but also the region and the world, and it needs a national, regional and international consensus."

The arrests come after ISIS claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 63 and wounded more than 180 civilians in a wedding hall in Kabul on August 17.

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