Muttaki also denied his statement saying, “The ISIS prisoner Was creating unrest in the country during the last 11 months.”
Addressing the Tashkent International Conference, Taliban’s acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaki reported that when the Taliban captured the Afghan capital Kabul, 1,800 ISIS terrorists were released from Bagram and Pul-e-Charkhi prisons, Khama Press reported.
During his address, Foreign Minister Muttaki confirmed the release of ISIS prisoners and said the Taliban had become strong enough to subdue ISIS fighters during the last 11 months of their administration.
Khama quoted the caretaker minister as saying that the previous Afghan administration had taken ISIS members to Kabul after the Taliban was besieged in northern Afghanistan’s Jawjjan province.
Uzbekistan hosted an international conference on Afghanistan from 25-26 July which was attended by representatives from 20 world countries.
Earlier, US officials expressed concern over the release of ISIS prisoners and said their release by the Taliban from the prisons of Pul-e-Charkhi and Bagram has strengthened the group.
In February, General Michael Eric Kurilla, designated to head the US Central Command, expressed concern over liberating the Taliban. al Qaeda and prisoners of Islamic State (ISIS) and warned that foreign terrorist groups are “reorganizing” in Afghanistan.
All prisoners in detention centers and prisons in Afghanistan were pardoned after the Taliban took control of the country last August.
The publication said that despite Taliban claims that ISIS is not present in Afghanistan and poses no threat, the group claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks on mosques, schools and cars.
Ever since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan last August, the country has been mired in violence.
A series of terrorist attacks occurred in Afghanistan on April 21, 2022, including the attack on the Seh Dokan Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif and a separate attack in Kunduz, both claimed by the Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP). Affiliated with Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh). The attacks have resulted in dozens of people being killed and many injured and follow other recent attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure, including religious minority communities in Afghanistan.
Moreover, the law and order situation has worsened and afghan citizens Living forever in fear of explosions and explosions.