Maulvi Hamdullah Mukhlis, A Key Taliban Commander Known As Fateh Kabul, Was Also Killed In Tuesday’s Attack On The Main Military Hospital In Central Kabul. The Operation Killed 25 People, Including The Victorious Kabul, And Injured Several Others.
Maulvi Hamdullah was the first senior Taliban military commander to enter the Afghan presidential palace on the day of the fall of the capital, Kabul, and pictures of his time in the presidential palace adorned the national and international media.
Maulvi Hamdullah Mukhlis was the Taliban’s military commander in southern Afghanistan before the fall of Ashraf Ghani’s government, but was heading the Kabul Military Corps at the time of the incident. Afghan journalists have called Mukhlis’s death a major blow to the Taliban movement.
Hamdullah Mukhlis belonged to the Taliban’s Haqqani Network and is said to have headed the group’s military strategy group.
At least 25 people were killed and dozens wounded in an attack on the Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Military Hospital in Kabul, which the Khurasan branch of ISIS claimed responsibility for, claiming in its telegram channel that the attack killed five of its militants. Did
ISIL Khurasan militants carried out the blast near the entrance of Daud Khan Military Hospital. A Taliban spokesman said Taliban special forces were airlifted to the hospital grounds by helicopter, preventing the attackers from advancing further into the hospital.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Zabihullah Mujahid initially said that three women, a child and three Taliban were reported killed in the attack, while five others were injured.
A Taliban security official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told IWPR that at least 25 people had been killed and more than 50 injured. However, this has not been officially confirmed.
This is the fifth major ISIS attack since the Taliban took control of Kabul in mid-August.
ISIS has carried out several attacks on mosques and other targets since the Taliban took control of Kabul in August. In 2017, an attack on the same hospital killed more than 30 people.
A few days before the US evacuation, more than 100 people were killed in an ISIS attack on Kabul Airport, while on October 9, an explosion during Friday prayers at the Akhundzad Mosque in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killed about 100 people.
One week later, on October 15, the militant group targeted Kandahar, Afghanistan’s second-largest city, where it blew up a mosque during Friday prayers, killing 40 people and injuring 70 worshipers.
The Taliban operation against ISIS is currently underway in most parts of Afghanistan, while several Taliban fighters have been killed in various ISIS operations in recent days. Although Taliban spokesmen have repeatedly said that ISIS is not a threat to us, after a series of operations, people now believe that the war in Afghanistan is not over, but that the Taliban face another challenge.
Fighting between the Taliban and ISIS is currently raging in Afghanistan’s Kunar and Nangarhar provinces, which are considered strongholds of ISIS, and the bodies of ISIS and Taliban fighters continue to be recovered from time to time.