Afghan forces raid 3 ISIS hideouts in Kabul


KABUL -- Afghan commandos on Wednesday (August 7) stormed three houses in Kabul belonging to "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) militants, seizing a large amount of explosives and weapons, officials said.

ISIS was using the houses as bomb factories, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a statement. Two ISIS members and three Afghan commandos were killed in the raids.

"A lot of explosives, suicide vests, arms and technical tools of making car bombs and mines were seized," the NDS said.

In Baghlan Province, authorities said they stopped an attack on a security force convoy.

Three attackers were driving in an explosives-packed Humvee toward the convoy, but Afghan troops spotted them and destroyed the vehicle with a rocket-propelled grenade, according to an Afghan National Army statement.

At least five people were killed and seven wounded in Kabul on Tuesday (August 6) when a vehicle carrying workers from the counter-narcotics directorate was bombed, the Interior Ministry said.

The violence comes as Afghans prepare to celebrate Eid ul Adha next week.

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