Taliban 'destroy' IS-K cell after Kabul mosque bombing
The Taliban have said they destroyed an IS-K cell north of Kabul Monday following a bomb blast at the Eidgah mosque Sunday that targeted the memorial service of the mother of Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.
On Twitter, Mujahid said a special Taliban unit carried out an operation against its rivals, IS-K, which stands for Islamic State-Khorasan province, in Kabul's 17th district.
"The ISIS base was entirely destroyed and all of the ISIS members inside were killed as a result of this decisive and successful attack," Mujahid wrote.
What happened Sunday night during the raids on IS-K?
It is hard to know exactly what occurred though residents and journalists report heavy fighting in the Khair Khana district of northern Kabul.
Residents confirmed to local and foreign media that they heard gunfire and explosions throughout the night.
Abdul Rahaman, a Kabul resident and government employee, told AFP the noise kept him up much of the night. He said Taliban fighters attacked at least three houses in his neighborhood.
"They said they were after Daesh (IS) fighters in the area," Rahaman said, adding, "I don't know how many were killed or arrested but the fighting was intense."