Afghanistan Terrorism Report: April 2022

Following is the April 2022 installment of “Afghanistan Terrorism Report.” The authors provide a monthly analysis concerning the developing terrorist threat in Afghanistan as well as a comprehensive overview of that month’s al-Qaeda and ISIS-K propaganda.

April 2022 was characterized by growing levels of violence in Afghanistan, primarily perpetrated by ISIS-K. As highlighted by the various online propaganda channels of ISIS-K, attacks by the terror group were concentrated in the north and east of the country. Significantly, ISIS-K propaganda claimed an attempt to attack installations with rockets in Termez, Uzbekistan. Although ISIS propaganda released videos of rockets being fired, both the Taliban and the Uzbek government announced that no rockets had reached Uzbek territory. Nevertheless, an attempted attack on Uzbek territory signifies a potential strategic shift. Over the past two decades, apart from violence related to the illegal drug trade, the regions north of Afghanistan’s border with Central Asia did not experience direct attacks by terror groups operating from within Afghanistan. Therefore, this situation requires further monitoring in order to ascertain whether terrorist spillover effects in Central Asia will begin to emerge, as they have already with Pakistan.

In addition to attacks on Shiite and Sufi individuals and mosques in Afghanistan, including once again in the city of Herat in western Afghanistan, ISIS-K propaganda also highlighted frequent attacks in Pakistan, particularly in Bajaur District and in the city of Peshawar. These ISIS-K attacks in Pakistan seem to be part of a wider trend. In addition to ISIS-K attacks, since the takeover of power by the Taliban, particularly the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has carried out a significantly higher number of attacks in Pakistan’s Western regions than in previous years. Furthermore, the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), a violent separatist terror group, has begun to target Chinese nationals and interests in Pakistan. Pakistani security forces regularly confiscate U.S. weapons in the possession of TTP and BLA fighters, indicating that arms and ammunition left behind after the withdrawal of international forces are now being sold to violent groups within the region. Furthermore, although not claiming direct responsibility for the attack, ISIS-K propaganda praised the attack on Shiite clerics by an Afghan in Mashad, Iran, as justified. As expected following the Taliban takeover in 2021, arms, ammunition, and terrorist violence seem to have begun to permeate outwards from Afghanistan into the wider region.

Map of Incidents Highlighted by ISIS-K Social Media Propaganda in April 2022

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Source: https://www.mappr.co/political-maps/afghanistan-provinces-map/

To augment its sectarian violence in Afghanistan and beyond, pro-ISIS-K propaganda continues to highlight the supposedly missing “Islamic character” of the Taliban regime. Since the Taliban had officially banned drug production, transport, and sale in the country at the beginning of April, pro-ISIS-K propaganda reported on the continuing cultivation and sale of drugs in Afghanistan, particularly in Kunar, Nangarhar, and Helmand. Helmand is one of the largest drug-producing provinces in Afghanistan. Although it is a theme used in ISIS-K propaganda, outside observers have also doubted the seriousness of the Taliban ban. Despite military and political upheaval in the country and a severe drought, the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) documented a significant increase in drug production in Afghanistan in 2021. In addition to poppy cultivation, this also included a massive spike in methamphetamine production. According to the latest available data, seizures of this synthetic drug in Afghanistan increased from around 47 kg to 1.2 tons between 2016 and 2020. This growing new production capacity in Afghanistan requires obtaining precursor chemicals and building laboratories rather than large-scale cultivation of poppy plants. Therefore, remote monitoring of production capacities will be a challenge. Laboratories are more challenging to identify than poppy fields. This will enable the Taliban to publically “demonstrate” a reduction in drug production by eradicating poppy fields while substituting any reduced income through further increases in methamphetamine production. Methamphetamine has higher profit margins than heroin. Given the significance of drug income for the Taliban and that the movement has financed itself via drug money since its creation, it remains doubtful that this current ban will be more sustainable than the movement’s prior bans in the late 1990s and 2000. These past restrictions primarily resulted in a global price hike in heroin and, therefore, higher profit margins for the Taliban rather than a serious reduction in production in the country.

Furthermore, in April, pro-ISIS-K propaganda continued highlighting the religious deviance of the Taliban regime, which they accuse of nationalism, tribalism, and befriending what ISIS calls the “enemies of Islam.” Within their propaganda messages in April, pro-ISIS-K propagandists highlighted increasing poverty in Afghanistan and the Taliban banning of secondary education for girls in the country, contrasting this with the lavish lifestyle of the Taliban leaders in Gulf states, where their daughters attend schools. This is a reference to the Doha office of the Taliban in Qatar, where around 500 families of Taliban leaders have been living rather lavishly since the opening of the office in 2013.

Furthermore, in a Telegram post at the beginning of April, pro-ISIS-K propagandists also criticized the lack of enforcement of female religious dress in Afghanistan, the hijab. This post came a day before the release of a new video by al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on April 5,  in which Zawahiri criticized countries that ban the wearing of the hijab. As expected, both the ideological competition by ISIS-K and al-Qaeda’s harsh interpretation of Islamic rules offer opportunities for the Taliban to reinforce their own extremist views on women’s rights in Afghanistan. Therefore, it is no surprise that on May 6, Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhundzada decreed that women in Afghanistan have to wear burqas once again and advised them to stay home unless they have important work outside. This latest measure is in addition to restrictions on work for women from September 2021, the ban for women traveling alone in the country, enacted in December 2021, as well as the restrictions on Afghan women traveling on an airplane without a male chaperone as well as the recent ban of female secondary education, both in force since March this year.

Afghanistan Terrorism Report

April 2022

Table of contents

  1. ISIS Al-Naba Newsletters
  2. Sample of Pro-ISIS Online Chatter
  3. ISIS Amaq Statements
  4. Amaq Video and Photo, April 18, 2022
  5. Amaq Photos, April 28, 2022
  6. “Voice of Khurasan” Web Magazine Issue 3, Released by al-Azaim Media Foundation on April 6, 2022
  7. “Voice of Khurasan” Web Magazine Issue 4, Released by al-Azaim Media Foundation on April 23, 2022
  8. “The Reality of the Taliban Movement,” Released by al-Azaim Media Foundation on April 26, 2022 

I. ISIS March Al-Naba Newsletters

ISIS Al-Naba Newsletter Edition 333, Published April 7, 2022

  • More than 30 Rafidah militants were killed and wounded, and a Taliban vehicle was damaged in explosions in Khorasan”

“More than 30 Rafidites were killed and wounded this week in two explosions in Herat, and a number of other Taliban militiamen were killed and wounded and their vehicles damaged, in a third explosion in the capital (Kabul).”

  • “More than 30 Rafidis were killed and injured in two bombings by the Mujahideen (Herat)

“In the details, by the grace of God Almighty, the soldiers of the Caliphate detonated two explosive devices separately on Friday (29 Sha’ban) on a gathering of the polytheistic Rafidah, in (Nahiyah 12) in the city (Herat), which resulted in the killing and wounding of more than 30 Rafidis, and praise be to God.”

  • “Damage to a Taliban militia vehicle in (Kabul)”

“On the other hand, the soldiers of the Caliphate detonated an explosive device on Saturday (1/ Ramadan) on a vehicle of the apostate Taliban militia, in (Nahiyah 5) in the city of (Kabul), which damaged it, killing and wounding three members, praise be to God.”

  • “Last week”

“Last week, the soldiers of the Caliphate wounded two Taliban militia members with an attack on their checkpoint in the (Logar) area.”

  • “From the site of the operation targeting the Rafidah gathering in (Nahiyah 12) in the city (Herat)”

ISIS Al-Naba Newsletter Edition 334, Published April 14, 2022

  • “10 deaths and injuries of the Taliban and the assassination of an officer and a preacher of evil in separate operations in Khorasan”

“This week, the soldiers of the Caliphate killed and wounded about ten Taliban militia and damaged two of their vehicles, as well as assassinated an officer in the Pakistani police along with a preacher of evil loyal to the Taghut, and destroyed an electricity tower with separate operations in Khorasan.”

  • “Assassination of a Pakistani police officer”

“In the details, by the grace of God Almighty, the soldiers of the Caliphate targeted a former officer on Friday (7 Ramadan) in the apostate Pakistani police, in the Mamund area in Bajaur, with a pistol shot, which led to his death, praise be to God.”

  • “In the context of the economic war, on the same day, the Mujahideen blew up one of the electrical towers in (District 4) in the city of (Kunduz), which led to its downfall, praise be to God.”
     
  • “Exploding and detonating an electricity tower in (District 4) in (Kunduz)”
     
  • “10 Taliban killed and wounded in two explosions in Kabul”

“Saturday (8 Ramadan) witnessed two explosions in the capital (Kabul), where the soldiers of the Caliphate detonated an explosive device on a vehicle of the apostate Taliban militia, in (District 8) of the city, which damaged it, killing and wounding about five elements. A second mechanism of the apostate militia, in (District 5), which also damaged it, killing and wounding about five others in it, praise be to God.”

  • “Assassination of an evil preacher”

“With regard to targeting the sheikhs of the Taghut, the soldiers of the Caliphate detonated an explosive device on Tuesday (11/Ramadan) on a preacher of evil loyal to the Taghut, in the Mamund area of ​​Bajaur, which led to his killing, praise be to God. According to a special source to (Al-Nabaa), the dead man was called “Al-Mufti Shafi’,” a member of the Jamiat Ulema al-Islam party, a tyrannical political party, and the source indicated that the dead man was involved in fatwas that permitted the blood of the Mujahideen in the region.”

  • “Last week”

“It is noteworthy that more than 30 Rafidites were killed or wounded last week by two explosions by the soldiers of the Caliphate in the Tel area, and a number of others were wounded (Herat).”

ISIS Al-Naba Newsletter Edition 335, Published April 21, 2022

  • “20 Taliban killed and wounded, and Uzbek forces’ positions were bombed as part of the Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs in Khorasan”

“The soldiers of the Caliphate in the state of Khorasan this week left about 20 dead and wounded in the ranks of the Taliban militia, damaged a vehicle for them and damaged three other vehicles, and bombed the sites of the Uzbekistani forces, as part of the raid to avenge the two sheikhs, in addition to the assassination of two militia spies and an element of the Pakistani police with other attacks before the invasion.”

  • “Shelling Uzbekistani forces’ positions with ten Katyusha missiles.”

“By the grace of God Almighty, within the battle of revenge for the two sheikhs, the soldiers of the Caliphate bombed on Monday (17/Ramadan) positions of the Uzbek apostate forces, in the city of (Tirmidh) in southern Uzbekistan, from the lands of Afghanistan, with ten (Katyusha) missiles, and the casualties were achieved, and the Amaq Agency published a video.”

  • “3 Taliban killed and wounded in Logar and Kunar”

“On the same day, the soldiers of the Caliphate ambushed a vehicle of the apostate Taliban militia, in the village of (Takht Shah) in the (Logar) region, they targeted it with automatic weapons, which led to its damage and the killing of an element and the wounding of another in it. They also detonated an explosive device on a militia member, in the Shekel area in Kunar, which led to his death, praise be to God.”

  • “5 dead and wounded in (Jalalabad)”

“Also within the framework of the blessed battle, on Tuesday (18/ Ramadan), the soldiers of the Caliphate attacked a vehicle of the Taliban militia on a public road in the city of Jalalabad, in the Nangarhar region, with automatic weapons, killing three, including a leader, and wounding two other elements. Praise be to God.”

  • “12 Taliban killed and wounded in two separate explosions in Kabul”

“Within the same campaign, the Mujahideen detonated an explosive device on the same day on a vehicle of the Taliban militia, in (District 6) in the city of (Kabul), which damaged it and killed and wounded seven members who were in it. They also detonated a second device on the next day, Wednesday, on a four-wheel drive vehicle of the Taliban militia, in (District 4) in the city (Kabul), which led to its damage, killing and wounding five of its members, praise be to God”

  • “The assassination of two Taliban spies and the wounding of an evil preacher”

“In other attacks before the launch of the invasion, the soldiers of the Caliphate targeted on Friday (14/Ramadan) two spies for the apostate Taliban militia, in the (Dara Nur) area in Nangarhar, with machine guns, which led to their killing, and praise be to God. They also targeted, on the same day, a preacher of evil loyal to the apostate Pakistani intelligence, in the Barah Khayr area of ​​the city of Peshawar, with pistol shots, which led to his injury.”

  • “The assassination of a policeman and the destruction of a communications tower”

“On the same day, the Mujahideen targeted an element of the apostate Pakistani police, in the Khar area of Bajaur, with pistol shots, which led to his death as a result of his injury They also booby-trapped and detonated a communications tower for the Pakistani government, in the Salarzo area in Bajaur, which led to its downfall, praise be to God.”

  • “Last week”

“During the past week, the soldiers of the Caliphate had inflicted about ten deaths and injuries in the ranks of the Taliban militia and damaged two of their vehicles, as well as assassinated an officer in the Pakistani police and a preacher of evil loyal to the Taghut, in separate operations in Khorasan.”

  • “The (Katyusha) missiles with which the Mujahideen bombed the sites of the Uzbekistani forces in (Tirmidh)”

ISIS Al-Naba Newsletter Edition 336, Published April 28, 2022

  • “The fall of 100 dead and wounded from the Rafidah and 35 others from the Taliban (as part of the Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs) in Khorasan”

“The soldiers of the Caliphate in the state of Khorasan this week killed and wounded more than 100 Rafidah polytheists, and about 35 were killed and wounded in the ranks of the Taliban militia, and destroyed and damaged four of their vehicles. They also killed and wounded about 15 apostates from the operating staff of Kunduz Airport. In addition to the killing of an officer in the Pakistani police and one of the evil advocates loyal to them, more than ten attacks came as part of the battle of revenge for the two sheikhs.”

  • “More than 100 Rafidah were killed and wounded”

“In the details, by the grace of God Almighty, within the battle of revenge for the two sheikhs, on Thursday (20/Ramadan) the soldiers of the Caliphate managed to insert a booby-trapped bag inside a large temple of the polytheists, in the city (Mazar Sharif) in northern Afghanistan. After the temple was overcrowded, the bag was detonated at them from a distance, killing and wounding more than 100 Rafidis, and praise be to God.”

  • “The Rafidis of Iran and Iraq crying their brothers!”

“The attack caused an uproar at the international and local levels, especially among those rafidis of Iran and Iraq, who issued many statements of “condemnation and denunciation” and issued many ‘statements and threats’ in response to the killing of their brothers, Rafidah Khorasan, who had played a major role in fighting Muslims in the battles of Iraq and the Levant during recent he years. While the media affiliated with the tyrants lamented describing the Sharkite temple as a ‘mosque!’ As part of its ongoing media war to falsify facts and mislead followers.”

  • “15 dead and wounded crew members (Kunduz airport)”

“On the other hand, on the same day, the Mujahideen detonated an explosive device on a bus that was carrying a number of members of the operational crew working at (Kunduz Airport), while the bus was passing through the (Sardora) area of the city (Kunduz), which resulted in killing and wounding about 15 of them. Praise be to Allah, those who were targeted by the explosion are the crew whom the Taliban insisted on returning to the airport to run it after taking over the rule of the American forces.”

  • “Destruction of a Taliban mechanism and other damages”

“In other operations on Thursday as part of the same campaign, the soldiers of the Caliphate detonated an explosive device on a vehicle of the Taliban militia, in the (Khugyani) area of (Nangarhar), which led to its destruction, killing four members and wounding a leader, and they also detonated a second device on another vehicle in (District 5) In the city of (Kabul), which led to its damage, killing and wounding those in it, in addition to targeting a militia member in the city of (Talqan) in (Takhar), with pistol shots, which led to his injury, praise be to God.”

  • “5 dead, wounded, and a vehicle damaged in (Kabul)”

“Also within the campaign, the soldiers of the Caliphate detonated an explosive device on Friday (21/Ramadan) on a vehicle of the Taliban militia, in (District 3) in the city (Kabul), which damaged it and killed and wounded about five elements, praise be to God.”

  • “The director of the Taliban mines was killed in (Badakhshan)”

“In a related context, the Mujahideen detonated an explosive device on Sunday (23/Ramadan) on the vehicle of an administrative official in the Taliban militia, in the Faizabad district of (Badakhshan), which led to its destruction and the killing of the leader and two of his guards and wounding three others, and a private source explained Al-Naba’ reported that the official occupies the position of ‘manager of mines’ affiliated with the militia in the area, praise be to God. On the same day, they targeted an element of the militia in the city of (Talqan), with machine guns, which led to his death, praise be to God.”

  • “10 Taliban killed and wounded in Kabul”

“As part of the battle of revenge for the two sheikhs as well, the soldiers of the Caliphate detonated an explosive device on Tuesday (25 Ramadan) on a gathering of Taliban elements, in (the 12th district) in the city (Kabul), which led to the killing and wounding of about ten of them, praise be to God.”

  • “Assassination of a bad preacher in Bajaur”

“On the other hand, on the same day, the Mujahideen assassinated an apostate preacher in the Mamund area in Bajaur, with pistol shots. A security source explained to (Al-Anbaa) in particular that the dead man was a candidate for the partner elections for the apostate ‘Jamiat al-Ulama al-Islam,’ He is involved in issuing fatwas that legalize the blood of the Mujahideen in his area, and he is the third apostate from the preachers of evil who was killed by the Mujahideen in the (Mamund) area, praise be to God.”

  • “Assassination of a Pakistani police officer”

“Within the same campaign, the soldiers of the Caliphate targeted, on Wednesday (19/Ramadan), an officer in the apostate Pakistani police, in the area of (Khair Pakhtunkhwa) in the city of (Peshawar), with pistol shots, which led to his killing, praise be to God.”

  • “Last week”

“During the past week, the soldiers of the Caliphate had left about 20 dead and wounded in the ranks of the Taliban militia, damaged a mechanism for them, caused damage to three other vehicles, and bombed the sites of the Uzbekistani forces, in the context of the raid of revenge for the two sheikhs, in addition to their assassination of two militia spies and an element of the Pakistani police with other attacks.”

  • “Destruction of a vehicle of the apostate Taliban militia by detonating an explosive device in the (Khogyani) area of (Nangarhar)”

II. Sample of Pro-ISIS Online Chatter

  • April 3: Telegram post stating that the security chief of Badakhshan was injured in a vehicle explosion on a bridge in the city of Faizabad and that the Taliban have not yet made a statement

“#khurasan. Sources in Faizabad, the capital of Badakhshan province, say that an explosion occurred in the city around ten in the morning, targeting the vehicle of the leader of the apostate Taliban militia; Mawlawi Rashad, security chief in Badakhshan, as a result of which he was wounded.

According to the sources, the car of the Taliban security official heading to Badakhshan was targeted by a ‘Chespaki’ mine in the area of the former Shahid Al-Solh Bridge, Burhanuddin Rabbani Bridge in the city of Faizabad.  But local Taliban officials in Badakhshan have not commented yet.”

  • April 3: Telegram post stating that there was an explosion in the home of a Taliban leader in Kabul

“#khurasan. Explosion in the house of a leader in #Kabil this morning.”

  • April 4: Telegram post stating that farmers are still harvesting opium despite the Taliban’s ban, which has led to a price increase, the post compares this to the Taliban’s lack of enforcement of mandatory hijab for women

“#khurasan. Afghan farmers were photographed collecting the first opium crop of this season in Helmand province, just two days after the apostate Taliban militia issued an order to ban the cultivation and production of it permanently, which resulted in the price of opium rising three times in Helmand markets, where the price of 7 kg of drugs rose from 400 $ to 1200 $.

You have to remember that there is a difference between what the apostate Taliban militia says and what they do, they have announced that they will impose the hijab, and so far no hijab.”

  • April 5: Telegram post claiming that the Taliban have protected minority Sufis, Shiites, and Sikhs in Afghanistan, while closing Salafi mosques and schools, and killing Salafis

“#khurasan. This is not a hospital for the lunatics, these are the Sufis in one of their temples in Mazar-i-Sharif. After the apostate Taliban came to power, the Sufis, Rawafids and Sikhs were granted absolute freedom to practice their polytheism and disbelief in God. In fact, the pagan Taliban restored hundreds of similar shrines and temples.

On the other hand, it closes schools and mosques for those it calls Salafis, and even kills them at night.

When the soldiers of the Caliphate were blowing up polytheistic temples and shrines, the apostates were wailing and wailing and slashing their pockets. ‘The state blows up mosques.’ Today we see the Taliban polytheists rebuilding temples and shrines that are worshiped besides God.

The rules, the bankrupt, and every arrogant apostate, we are waiting for your patching, oh firewood of hell.”

  • April 5: Telegram post claiming that Iranian police killed Afghan immigrants in Shiraz and arrested several hundred

“#Knight. The Magus police deal brutally with Afghan immigrants, as they shot dead immigrants in the city of Shiraz yesterday and arrested hundreds. It is noteworthy that the Magus authorities stated that 50,000 Afghans cross the border every day to escape poverty.”

  • April 5: Telegram post alleging that the Taliban protect religious minorities while killing and persecuting Sunnis

“#khurasan. #cable. Welcome to the non-Islamic emirate! Here the polytheist and the infidel are honored, the Sunni Muslim is humiliated, and the monotheist is killed.”

  • April 6: Telegram post stating that the Taliban threatened residents that they will be forcibly displaced if they protest, the post compares this to a “Jewish state with a Pashtun Deobandi flavor”

“The apostate Taliban militia and through its apostate Deputy Minister of Defense Qari Fasih Al-Din warn the residents of Andarab and Baganshire that after any protest against the militia, they will be forcibly displaced. A Jewish state with a Pashtun Debondi flavor.”

  • April 7: Telegram post regarding the attack on Iranian clerics, identifying the attacker as an Afghan “from an Uzbek Pashtun family,” who was anti-Shiite

“The identity of the man who attacked the polytheistic rejectionist mullahs in the sanctuary of their temple, Imam Reza in Mashhad, was known. It turned out that he was an Afghan from an Uzbek Pashtun family, his name was Abdul Latif Moradi. And he previously published a video clip criticizing Shiism and accusing it of infidels because the Shiites made Ali bin Abi Talib (may God be pleased with him) a god they worship instead of God, exalted be He above what they associate.”

  • April 7: Telegram post stating that two Sunni clerics were killed in Iran on April 3, notes that the Taliban said nothing

“It is reported that two Sunni clerics named Gul Muhammed Begman and Abdurrahman Khoja were killed before Tarawih prayers in Gonbad Kavous in Iran on April 3. We did not hear a denunciation or denunciation from the apostate Taliban militia.”

  • April 7: Telegram post claiming that the Taliban are losing in fights with anti-Taliban militias in Baghlan

“#khurasan. The apostate Taliban militia suffers a new loss in Andrab against the resistance militia. And local sources in Andarab, in the state of Baghlan, say that the apostate Taliban were defeated and forced to retreat, despite sending new recruits by helicopter to Andarab districts. This was also confirmed by a source from the militia itself”

  • April 8: Telegram post claiming that the Taliban have turned over central security infrastructure to foreign countries: Qatari commandos protect Kabul airport, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps influences media, U.S. and Pakistani drones are in Afghan airspace

“#khurasan. Qatari Commandos forces to protect Kabul airport. Iranian Magus Guards to direct the media and propaganda. US and Pakistani drones are like pigeons over the country. Emirate and rule.”

  • April 9: Telegram post stating that the Taliban are hypocrites because they have shuttered girls’ schools, but the daughters of Taliban leadership attend school in Qatar

“#khurasan. The apostate Taliban militia prevented girls from educating after the first stage, as it closed schools for girls from the second stage and above, while the daughters of the leaders are studying in the state of Qatar and other countries.”

  • April 9: Telegram post stating that production of opium and heroin continues under the Taliban in Helmand, and that hundreds of children work in the processing laboratories

“#khurasan. Kajaki Janamrez neighborhood in Helmand, a well-known center for the production of opium and heroin, hundreds of children work in these laboratories across Helmand and southern Afghanistan.”

  • April 9: Telegram post stating that now that Imran Khan has been removed from the position of Prime Minister in Pakistan, that the Taliban have lost their “speaker”

“#Pakistan. Officially, the tyrant Imran Khan has been removed, and thus the apostate Taliban militia has lost its speaker in the atheist nations.”

  • April 10: Telegram post stating that unknown gunmen have killed a Taliban leader and his bodyguard in Badakhshan province

“#khurasan. Local sources in Badakhshan province confirmed that unidentified gunmen killed a leader of the apostate Taliban named Jawad and his bodyguard in the eighth district of the village of Barnah Kham in the city center.”

  • April 11: Telegram post claiming that poppy fields have returned to Shigal district in Kunar Province, after being gone for 18 years

“#khurasan. Booming drug market. Poppy fields in Shigal, almost 18 years later, have re-emerged under the apostate Taliban rule.”

  • April 11: Telegram post claiming to show poppy fields in Nangarhar, and stating that a third of taxes the Taliban collects come from taxing drug production

“#khurasan. Poppy fields in Nangarhar. The apostate Taliban was and still depends on the income of drug tax collection, about a third of its treasury was from the entrances to the forbidden.”

  • April 11: Telegram post claiming that the Taliban is failing to protect the honor of Afghans when meeting with the Iranian ambassador following videos that show Iranians attacking Afghan refugees as revenge for the killing of an Iranian cleric

“#khurasan. The apostate Abdul Qahar Balkhi tweeted; Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the apostate Taliban militia, proud of meeting the apostate Muttaki with the Magian ambassador to protest modesty after dozens of clips appeared of the Rafidah attacking Afghan refugees and killing some of them. The apostate Muttaki insisted that the Afghans should not be punished for what happened in his temple and described the Afghan attacker as a ‘criminal.’ The apostate Balkhi also insulted the leaders, elements and tyrants of the apostate Taliban, who published clips and tweets threatening Iran by sending suicide bombers, and this threatens to kill every Iranian on the land of Afghanistan, and that threatens to invade it.”

  • April 11: Telegram post claiming that four Taliban fighters were killed in fighting between two Taliban factions in Takhar, one belonging to the deputy governor, the other the militia leader, and that fighting in Afghanistan’s north has “recently escalated”

“#khurasan. Four members of the apostate Taliban militia were killed in a clash between two militia leaders in Takhar. Sources said that four militia members were killed in a clash between two local leaders in the village of Jozar Jardinah in the capital of Shehab District, Takhar Province. The sources added that the clash took place between the apostate Mawlawi Ghulam Allah, the deputy governor of the militia in the Shehab and Shehim regions, and Faydullah Nasir, the militia leader in the region. Among the dead is the father of the apostate Faydullah Nasser and his brother. It is noteworthy that the dispute between the leaders and elements of the apostate Taliban militia has recently escalated in the north of the country.”

  • April 12: Telegram post claiming that the Taliban killed a young man and then accused him of being a member of ISIS-K and that local people protested, causing the Taliban to recant their statement, the post claims that the Taliban are settling old scores

“#khurasan.  When the elements of the apostate Taliban militia killed the young Muhammad Agha for no apparent reason, the drunken apostate criminal Abdul Hamid Khorasani, the security director of #Banjshir, tweeted with joy at their actions, fabricating the ready-made accusation: #Islamic_State, making up a story from his head.

He lied and said that Muhammad Agha was killed by the Taliban while he was planting an explosive device on the side of the road in Annaba in the city of Panjshir for $500. Al-Afak Khorasani added: ‘There is no place for Da'esh in Panjshir.’

Then when the angry people came out with demonstrations calling for death to the apostate Taliban militia and death to the dogs of Pakistan, the apostate deleted his tweet and others with another story, and we know that it is false as well.

The elements of the apostate Taliban militia, every individual is a project of a murderous thug dictator, and the common people have slaves of waste of blood, who abuse money and honor, and they attack or kill in retaliation and settling old accounts, and woe to him who disagree with their opinion.

As for the top of the pyramid, it is in a valley and their elements are in a cesspool.”

  • April 13: Telegram post alleging that the Taliban have agreed to drone flights using their airspace

“#khurasan. Drones are still violating the sky of Kabul with the consent of the apostate Taliban militia”

  • April 13: Telegram post stating that a child was kidnapped in Mazar-i-Sharif and that instances of kidnapping, robbery, and roadblocks are increasing in the country, alleging that the Taliban do not provide security

“#khurasan. A child was kidnapped in broad daylight from Mazar-i-Sharif. CCTV footage shows the kidnappers taking a minor child from Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province, yesterday.

It is noteworthy that the number of kidnappings, robberies and roadblocks in #Afghanistan is increasing dramatically. And the apostate Taliban militia is concerned with the one who raises his hands when prostrating in prayer, so they beat him and then imprison (the story is true because they say that it is not in their doctrine) #security_and_safety and such.”

  • April 13: Telegram post claiming that different ethnic factions of the Taliban (Pashtun, Uzbek, and Tajik) are fighting in Takhar province

“Khorasan. Clashes continued between Pashtun, Uzbek and Tajik apostate Taliban militia members in Takhar. Local sources said that a unit of the apostate Taliban militia headed this morning to the Takhar area to resolve the conflict between three leaders of the militia and disarm them, who had clashed two days ago, and an armed clash immediately broke out with those forces.

According to the sources, three members have died so far in the clashes. It is reported that two leaders of the apostate Taliban militia clashed two days ago, which resulted in the death of four relatives of Nasir, one of the militia leaders in the area.

Local sources confirm that the situation in the water well is worrying and the city is in a state of war. The sources added that the Omari Corps command officials went this morning to Takhar and held an emergency meeting with local security officials.”

  • April 13: Telegram post stating that Afghans are selling their kidneys while the Taliban leadership live in luxury and send their daughters to schools abroad. The post alleges that the Taliban are corrupt and embezzling aid funding

“An elderly man sitting on the side of the road in Jalalabad wrote on a sign that he was selling one of his kidneys.

This picture is an example of poverty, unemployment and the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, with the apostate Taliban leaders enjoying power, money, luxurious planes and hotels, and their daughters playing football in Doha schools.

Where is the $600 million being sent to you in aid? Where is the billion dollars that was lifted from the freeze? In the pockets of the apostate Taliban, and the people starve, kill, steal and kidnap in broad daylight.”

  • April 17: Post on Telegram claiming that the Pakistani armed forces have used aircraft and artillery to attack unidentified forces in Paktia Province and Kunar Province, killing five people including women and children, the post also alleges that the Taliban allowed the strike and shared intelligence with Pakistan

“#khurasan. The Pakistan Air Force launched air and artillery strikes in Paktika province in southeastern Afghanistan and in Chukam in Sultan district of Kunar province in eastern Afghanistan. At least 5 people, including women and children, were killed.

It is reported that the apostate Taliban militia has allowed the world to intervene militarily over the land of Khorasan if they feel a threat to their interests, and even provides them with information from the ground as well.”

  • April 17: Telegram post chastising the Taliban for only presenting protests to the Pakistani ambassador and claiming that over 30 people, mostly children, were killed in Pakistani attacks

“And the apostate Taliban militia only summoned the ambassador of Pakistan and protested against the strike. More than 30 people were killed, most of them children.”

  • April 17: Telegram post claiming that the Taliban are setting a precedent by allowing Pakistani air strikes in Khost and Kunar

“The Pakistani air raid in #Khost and #Knar sets a dangerous precedent where other neighbors can also violate Afghan airspace we would like them to target to target groups they see as a threat to their national security, with the complicity of the apostate Taliban militia or a timid denunciation.”

  • April 17: Telegram post mocking a senior Taliban cleric, and claiming that Rahimullah Haqqani has stated that it is necessary to eliminate both ISIS and Wahhabism/Salafism, which he claims are the same

“One of the senior scholars of misguidance in the apostate Taliban militia said that a man can move to live in America or Pakistan without his wife, and his wife will become pregnant by a miracle from God.

Unlike the Wahhabis and the Khariji Salafis, these miracles will not happen to them because they are an innovated people.

The donkey Rahimullah Haqqani, one of the most influential ideologues of the apostate Taliban militia, and among the words of the gasping dog: ‘The Islamic state and Wahhabism (Salafism) are the same. Mosques, religious institutes and their nurseries must be banned and eliminated all.’ The mule Haqqani hails from Nangarhar.

He also commands many of the militia's military brigades and wields enormous influence over most of its fighters and commanders across the country. The apostate was and still is a target of the monotheists, and he survived many attempts to suppress his unclean breath. We ask God to grant success to the mujahideen to split his unclean head.”

  • April 18: Telegram post claiming that man immolated himself in Kabul in front of his two sons due to unemployment and hunger

“#khurasan. A man set himself on fire this morning in Dhmazang Square in Kabul due to unemployment and hunger. And he did this at a time when his two young sons were standing next to him.”

  • April 18: Telegram post stating that the Taliban have claimed that Afghanistan will not be used as a base to attack Pakistan and that the Pakistani raid is a “border issue that must be resolved through dialogue”

“#concrete. Spokesman for the apostate Taliban militia Zabih said that Afghanistan would not be allowed to be used to attack Pakistan. As for the killing of Afghans during the Pakistan Air Force raid, this is a border issue that must be resolved through dialogue. Meanwhile, protests took place in Afghan cities, including Kandahar, under the slogan ‘Death to Pakistan.’”

  • April 19: Telegram post claiming that Uzbek military aircraft entered Afghan airspace in Balkh province after the ISIS-K rocket attack on Uzbek forces and that Uzbek authorities have not admitted that the rocket attack took place, while the Taliban have “promised to pursue the perpetrators”

“#khurasan. Uzbek warplanes violate the apostate Taliban airspace in Balkh after the soldiers of the Caliphate bombed them with ten Katbusha missiles. Askar of the Uzbek tyrant still denies the attack, while the dogs of the Taliban promised to pursue the perpetrators.”

  • April 19: Telegram post claiming that Taliban described anti-Hazara bombings as “against humanity” and stating that the Taliban and Hazaras are “brothers”

“A Taliban leader describes today's bombings in Kabul as against humanity, and that they and the polytheists of Hazaras are brothers in idolatry and disbelief.”

  • April 20: Telegram post stating that an Uzbek Taliban leader who runs a mine in Takhar has accused the Taliban of raiding his home and stealing money and jewelry while only women and/or children were present

“An audio recording of the Uzbek leader in the apostate Taliban militia in Takhar Mawlawi Hamasi, director of the Shah Ab mine run by the militia, accusing the militia of storming his house and stealing money and jewelry without the presence of a man in his house, and he also said that God will bring down a regime that betrays us, meaning the militia.”

  • April 20: Telegram post claiming that the Taliban have announced that they will start implementing Islamic law in their courts, implying that they have not used Islamic law prior to April 20. The post further claims that the Taliban are not, in fact, instituting correct punishments, and are following the penal code of the former government, using the “law of infidels,” and also stating that the Taliban is governed by Pashtun tribal law

The apostate Mawlawi Najibullah, spokesman for the apostate Taliban intelligence, announced in a speech yesterday in Kabul that the militia will begin to implement the law of Islam in its courts, starting from April 20, 2022 corresponding to Ramadan 18, 1443. But.

The militia's Supreme Court sentenced two thieves to flogging and 6 months in prison for stealing a car instead of the border.

and judge today; That is, a day after the decision to implement Sharia law entered into force, those who were caught drinking and selling alcohol will be imprisoned for 6 months instead of public flogging.

What is worse is that the announcement of the apostate Taliban is an explicit acknowledgment that they have not applied the Sharia since they took power.

The apostate Taliban still follows the previous regime's penal code that was put under direct US supervision, so Taliban judges pass judgments according to the laws of infidels. Putting someone in prison for 6 months for drinking alcohol is more expensive than flogging someone.

There is no excuse for them to use the excuse of ‘we are poor now, so we can't apply Sharia.’ And let's not forget that the militia was and still is governed by the Pushto tribal laws.”

  • April 21: Telegram post celebrating four attacks on April 21 using explosives in Kabul, Balkh, Kunduz, and Nangarhar, and additional attacks against the Taliban

“#khurasan. #revision. Today there were four explosions in Kabul, Balkh, Kunduz and Nangarhar provinces

In Khogyani district, Nangarhar province, an explosive device destroyed this morning a vehicle belonging to the apostate Taliban militia, killing 4 security personnel inside and wounding another. Earlier, in Jalalabad, gunmen opened fire on a vehicle belonging to the apostate Taliban militia, killing 3 militia members, including the leader, and wounding two others.

Also this morning, a car bomb exploded in Sari Dura area of ​​Kunduz city, it was said that it targeted a Taliban checkpoint, the exact number of dead is not yet known. Another explosion occurred in western Kabul, and the target was also a security checkpoint, and the number of dead was not known.”

  • April 22: Telegram post claiming that the body of a man who killed 12 Taliban members and wounded seven others was dumped on a road

“#revision. The name is Suhail Zimrai, and local sources say that he killed 12 members of the apostate Taliban militia and wounded 7 others. The picture of Sohail's body was placed by the militia at the crossroads after he literally wiped the ground.”

  • April 22: Telegram post claiming that there was an explosion inside a Shiite Mosque in Kunduz that killed at least 30 people

“#Urgent. #khurasan. An explosion inside a temple for the Rafidah ‘Beit Mawlawi Sikandar’ in Imam Sahib district, Kunduz province. Local sources say at least 30 people died in the blast”

  • April 22: Telegram post stating that the Taliban have congratulated Pakistan’s new Prime Minister, Shahbaz Sharif, therefore acknowledging non-Islamic elections and the border between Afghanistan and the Taliban, abandoning “God’s law,” while attacking ISIS-K, Salafis, Wahhabis, and protecting Shiites, Sikhs, Sufis, and others

“#khurasan. The apostate Taliban militia officially congratulated the apostate Shahbaz Sharif on his appointment as a tyrant of Pakistan, and the statement issued by the apostate militia's Prime Minister praising the new tyrant said: ‘Your election is a noble and valuable thing. I hope that your election will strengthen the bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries and promote development and prosperity.’

The apostate Taliban acknowledges the polytheistic elections and describes them as noble and valuable. The apostate Taliban acknowledges the rule of the polytheistic tyrant and recognizes the artificial borders. The apostate Taliban is a sect that refuses to arbitrate God's law.

The apostate Taliban kills the people of faith (the Islamic State, the Salafis and the followers of the call of Sheikh Muhammad Abd al-Wahhab) and leaves the people of heresy, polytheism and idols, from Sufis, rejecters, Sikhs, and worshipers of tyranny.

The apostate Taliban allied itself with the apostates and the worshipers of the cross in a trench to fight the monotheists, and it gave safety to the infidels and allowed the blood of Muslims.

The senile group pledged allegiance to the apostate Taliban, a great pledge of allegiance. Furthermore

The Pakistani Taliban militia pledged allegiance to the apostate Taliban militia, fighting those whom it considers your guardian, neighbors, Muslims and brothers in religion.”

  • April 23: Post on Telegram stating that the Taliban believe in a multi-sect and multi-ethnic state made up of different Islamic sects, and that the Taliban are nationalists

“#khurasan. ‘We (Afghans) are all one body. There is no difference between us: Sunnis, Shiites, Tajiks, Pashtuns and Uzbeks, all Afghans are Muslims,’ said the apostate Deputy Prime Minister of the apostate Taliban militia, Abdul Salam Hanafi. Loyalty to nationalism, not religion.”

  • April 24: Post on Telegram stating that the Taliban kill and wound regular people due to their drug use and carelessness

“The apostate Taliban militia fired at a doctor's vehicle at one of their checkpoints in Kabul, wounding him. A child was also killed while on his way to work in a shop in the seventh district in Jalalabad when militia members shot him at a checkpoint because he had not stopped a rickshaw he was pushing.

Such incidents occurred regularly throughout Afghanistan, often due to negligence and drug abuse by the elements and their domination of the common people.”

  • April 24: Post on Telegram stating that the Taliban governor of Herat has vowed to avenge the killing of Shiites in the province

“#khurasan. The apostate Islam Jar, the governor of the apostate Taliban militia in the province of Herat, said that he vows to avenge the killing of their Shiite brothers with everything they own.”

  • April 25: Post on Telegram claiming that people have to pay bribes up to $1,200 to the Taliban to obtain a passport, not including the official passport fee, and that many passports have not been issued

“#khurasan. Local sources have reported that people have to pay up to $1,200 in bribes to apostate Taliban militia members to obtain a passport, and this does not include the passport fee itself. Some have registered online months ago, but their passports have not yet been issued.”

  • April 25: Post on Telegram stating that the Taliban admitted that Mullah Omar died from tuberculosis in Pakistan, and not from different causes in Afghanistan as the Taliban claimed, the post also claims that Pakistani intelligence had send messages allegedly in Mullah Omar’s name after died

“#khurasan. The spokesman for the apostate Taliban militia, Zabih al-Rada, admitted 9 years later that Mullah Omar had died of tuberculosis. While the previous Afghan government said he was in Pakistan for the last two years of his life and died ‘mysteriously’ in a hospital in #Karachi #Pakistan...Taliban apostates insisted he was always in #Afghanistan. It is reported that we had published a clip mentioning the matter previously, and that the Pakistani intelligence had ordered the secrecy of his death and was sending directions in the name of Mullah Omar.”

  • April 26: Post on Telegram condemning the Taliban for allowing Shiite, Iranian, Western, secular, and Zoroastrian holidays

“#khurasan

Celebrations of the apostate Taliban militia since it took power in Afghanistan:

Ashura (Rafidite holiday)

Arba'inah (Rafidi feast)

Yalda Night (The Feast of Zoroastrianism)

Condolences to the dead Soleimani (Rafadi)

The Rafidi Revolution Day

Valentine's Day (Crusader)

Women's Day (Secular Crusader)

Condolences to the dead, Abd Ali Mazari (Rafidhi)

Mahdi's birthday (Rafidhi)

Nowruz (Pagan Zoroastrian)

Liberation Day (secular)

Other infidel feasts…in preparation..”

  • April 27: Post on Telegram stating that unidentified gunmen killed five Hazaras after their vehicle was stopped on the Mazar-i-Sharif-Derhasov road

“#khurasan. Unidentified gunmen stopped a vehicle on the Mazar-i-Sharif - Derhasov road, which was carrying five Rawafid Hazaras and shot them dead.”

  • April 27: Post on Telegram stating that several Taliban members in Takhar were injured when a bomb detonated neat the entrance to an intelligence headquarters building

“Agency. #khurasan. An explosive device exploded on a gathering of the apostate Taliban militia near the entrance to the intelligence headquarters in Takhar, causing injuries to their ranks.”

  • April 27: Telegram post listing alleged criminal sentences in Afghanistan for various crimes, alleging that the Taliban are un-Islamic and have not instituted religious law

“#khurasan

The penalties in the so-called ‘Islamic’ regime of the apostate Taliban militia are as follows:

From 15 days to 5 years imprisonment for the thief.

5 years imprisonment for robbers.

5 years imprisonment for adulterer...

5 years imprisonment for the perpetrator of the people of Lot..

10-30 years in prison for the killer.

The courts of the apostate #Taliban on America's religion and the replaced system.”

  • April 28: Telegram post stating that ISIS-K is guided by piety

“What harmed them was the misguidance of the people and they went astray, their determination did not fail the abundance of malice and they humiliated, they did not bow to difficulties and did not falter, the honorable men of Khorasan, black banners and white hearts, bowing to the Creator of the heavens and the innocence of those who opposed Him.

This is how the soldiers of the Caliphate in Khorasan continue their jihad, defeating their enemy with insight from their Lord, flipping through the blessings of God between hardship and ease until God fulfills His promise and defeats the parties alone.”

  • April 29: Telegram post regarding an explosion on Friday at a Sufi shrine in Kabul

“# Khorasan. An explosion occurred inside the Khanga temple, the gathering place of Sufis, in the sixth district of the city of #Kabul, where the followers of Sufis usually gather after Friday prayers to practice their rituals. According to eyewitnesses at the scene, the roof of the Khangah collapsed after that explosion, killing him among them. It is not known whether the explosion was caused by an explosive device planted inside the choke or an explosive belt.”

  • April 29: Telegram post claiming to show a market in Helmand where farmers were selling opium to buy items for Eid

“Charshanbe market in Musa Qala district in Helmand. People launched a local market the day before yesterday to sell their farms' opium to buy collectibles for the upcoming Eid.”

III. ISIS Amaq Statements

  • April 2: ISIS-K claims to have attacked a Taliban vehicle in Kabul with explosives, killing and wounding an unknown number of its occupants

Khurasan Province, by the grace of God Almighty, the soldiers of the Caliphate detonated an explosive device on a vehicle of the apostate Taliban militia, in (Nabih 5) in the city of (Kabul), which led to its damage and the killing and wounding of those in it, praise be to God.

  • April 2: ISIS-K claims to have killed and wounded over 30 Shiites in two bombings in Herat

“Khorasan Province: More than 30 Rafidi polytheists were killed and wounded in two bombings of the soldiers of the Caliphate in the Herat region.”

“With success of God Almighty, the soldiers of the Caliphate detonated two explosive devices separately on a gathering of the polytheistic Rafidah in (District 12) in the city of (Herat) yesterday, which resulted in the killing and wounding of more than 30 Rafidis, and praise be to God.”

  • April 9: ISIS-K claims to have destroyed an electrical tower in Kunduz

“Khurasan Province, by the grace of God Almighty, the soldiers of the Caliphate booby-trapped and blew up an electricity tower for the apostate Afghan government, in (District 4) in the city of (Kunduz) yesterday, which led to its downfall, and praise be to God.”

  • April 9: ISIS-K claims to have killed a former Pakistani police officer in Bajaur Agency, Pakistan

“Khorasan Province With the help of God Almighty, the soldiers of the Caliphate targeted a former officer in the apostate Pakistani police, in the (Mamund) area in (Bajaur) yesterday, with pistol shots, which led to his death, and praise and favor be to God.”

  • April 9: ISIS-K claims to have killed and wounded five members of the Taliban in an attack on a vehicle in Kabul

“Khurasan Province, by the grace of God Almighty, the soldiers of the Caliphate detonated an explosive device on a vehicle of the apostate Taliban militia, in (Nabih 8) in the city of (Kabul), which led to its wrecking and killing and wounding about 5 members, and praise be to God.”

  • April 10: ISIS-K claims to have killed and wounded five members of the Taliban in an attack on a vehicle in Kabul

“Khurasan Province, by the grace of God Almighty, the soldiers of the Caliphate detonated an explosive device on a vehicle of the apostate Taliban militia, in (Nabih 5) in the city of (Kabul) yesterday, which led to its damage and the killing and wounding of about 5 members, praise be to God.”

  • April 13: ISIS-K claims to have killed a religious cleric in Bajaur Agency, Pakistan

“Wilayat of Khorasan, by the grace of God Almighty, the soldiers of the Caliphate detonated an explosive device on one of the preachers of evil loyal to the Taghut, in the (Mamund) area in (Bajaur), which led to his death, praise be to God.”

  • April 16: ISIS-K claims to have wounded a member of the Pakistani police n Bajaur Agency, Pakistan

“Khorasan Province By the grace of God Almighty, the soldiers of the Caliphate targeted a member of the apostate Pakistani police, in the (Khar) area in (Bajaur) yesterday, with pistol shots, which led to his wounding, praise be to God.”

  • April 17: ISIS-K claims to have killed two Taliban spies in Nanjarhar

“Khorasan Province, by the grace of God Almighty, the soldiers of the Caliphate targeted two spies for the apostate Taliban militia, in the (Dara Noor) area in (Nanjarhar) the day before yesterday, with automatic weapons, which led to their killing, praise be to God.”

  • April 17: ISIS-K claims to have wounded a religious official in Peshawar

“Khorasan Province With the help of God Almighty, the soldiers of the Caliphate targeted a preacher of evil loyal to the apostate Pakistani intelligence, last Friday, in (Barah Khyber) area in the city of (Peshawar), with pistol shots, which led to his wounding, praise be to God.”

  • April 18: As part of the “Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs,” ISIS-K claims to have launched short range missiles at Uzbek forces in Termez, Uzbekistan

“Wilayat Khorasan (the Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs). Caliphate soldiers bombard the sites of the apostate Uzbekistani forces in the (Tirmidh) region with ten (Katyusha) missiles.

With the success of God Almighty, as part of the battle of revenge for the two sheikhs, the soldiers of the Caliphate bombed the positions of the forces of the apostate Uzbekistan, in the Tirmidh region in southern Uzbekistan with ten missiles (Katyusha), and you are sure injuries praise be to God.”

  • April 19: As part of the “Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs,” ISIS-K claims to have killed three members of the Taliban, included a leader, and injured two other Taliban members in an attack on a vehicle in Jalalabad

“Khorasan Province, by the grace of God Almighty, within the expedition of revenge for the two sheikhs, the soldiers of the Caliphate attacked a vehicle of the apostate Taliban militia, in the city (Jalalabad), with automatic weapons, which led to the killing of a leader and two members and the injury of two others, and praise be to God.”

  • April 19: As part of the “Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs,” ISIS-K claims to have killed and wounded seven Taliban members in an attack on a vehicle in Kabul

“(The Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs) 7 members of the apostate Taliban militia were killed and wounded in an explosion in Kabul

By the grace of God Almighty, within the vengeance of the two sheikhs, the soldiers of the Caliphate detonated an explosive device on a vehicle of the apostate Taliban militia in (District 6) in the city of Kabul, which led to its damage and the killing and wounding of about 7 members who were in it, and praise be to God.”

  • April 19: As part of the “Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs,” ISIS-K claims to have killed a Taliban member in Kunar

“Khorasan Province, by the grace of God Almighty, within the expedition of revenge for the two sheikhs, the soldiers of the Caliphate detonated an explosive device on a member of the apostate Taliban militia, in the (Shekel) area of (Kennar) yesterday, which led to his death, praise be to God.”

  • April 20: As part of the “Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs,” ISIS-K claims to have killed and wounded five members of the Taliban in an attack using explosives on a Taliban “intelligence” vehicle in Kabul

“Khorasan Province (the Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs). 5 members of the apostate Taliban militia were killed and wounded in an explosion in (Kabul)

With the success of God Almighty, as part of the raid of revenge for the two sheikhs, the soldiers of the Caliphate detonated an explosive device on a four-wheel drive intelligence vehicle of the apostate Taliban militia in (District 4) in the city of (Kabul), which resulted in damage and the killing and wounding of 5 members on board, and praise and favor be to God.”

  • April 20: As part of the “Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs,” ISIS-K claims to have killed one Taliban member and injured another in an attack on a vehicle in Logar

“Khorasan Province, by the grace of God Almighty, within the expedition of revenge for the two sheikhs, as one of the Caliphate soldiers of a vehicle of the apostate Taliban militia, in the village of (Takht Shah) in the (Logar) region the day before yesterday, and they targeted it with machine guns, which led to its damage and the killing of one element and the injury of another, and praise and favor be to God.”

  • April 21: As part of the “Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs,” ISIS-K claims to have killed and wounded more than 100 people in an attack on a Shiite Mosque using a bomb in Mazar-i-Sharif

“Urgent Khorasan Province (the Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs). More than 100 Rafidah were killed and wounded in an explosion inside a large temple for them in northern Afghanistan

With the help of God Almighty, as part of the revenge raid of the two sheikhs, the soldiers of the Caliphate managed to insert a booby-trapped bag inside a large temple for the polytheists, in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif in northern Afghanistan. Of the 100 rejectors praise be to God.”

  • April 21: As part of the “Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs,” ISIS-K claims to have killed and wounded an unknown number of Taliban members in Kabul in an attack on a vehicle using explosives

“Khorasan Province, by the grace of God Almighty, within the expedition of revenge for the two sheikhs, the soldiers of the Caliphate detonated an explosive device on a vehicle of the apostate Taliban militia, in (Nabih 5) in the city of (Kabul), which led to its damage, killing and wounding those in it, and praise be to God.”

  • April 21: As part of the “Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs,” ISIS-K claims to have killed four members of the Taliban and wounded a leader in attack on a vehicle in Nanjarhar using explosives

“Khorasan Province, by the grace of God Almighty, within the expedition of revenge for the two sheikhs, the soldiers of the Caliphate detonated an explosive device on a vehicle of the apostate Taliban militia, in (Khugyani) area in (Nanjarhar), which led to its destruction, killing 4 members and wounding a leader, and praise be to God.”

  • April 21: As part of the “Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs,” ISIS-K claims to have killed or wounded 20 people working at the Kunduz airport in a bus bombing

“Khorasan Province (within the battle of revenge for the two sheikhs). About 20 apostates working at (Kunduz Airport) were killed or wounded.

By the grace of God Almighty, the soldiers of the Caliphate detonated an explosive device on a bus that was carrying a number of apostates working at (Kunduz) airport, in the (Sir Dura) area in (Kunduz), which resulted in killing and wounded about 20 apostates, and praise be to God.”

  • April 21: As part of the “Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs,” ISIS-K claims to have killed a member of the Pakistani police in Peshawar

“Khorasan Province, by the grace of God Almighty, within the expedition of revenge for the two sheikhs, the soldiers of the Caliphate targeted an officer in the apostate Pakistani police, in the (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) area in (Peshawar) yesterday, with pistol shots, which led to his death, and praise be to God.”

  • April 22: As part of the “Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs,” ISIS-K claims to have killed and wounded five Taliban members in Kabul in an attack on a vehicle using explosives

“Khorasan Province, by the grace of God Almighty, as part of the battle of revenge for the two sheikhs, the soldiers of the Caliphate detonated an explosive device on a vehicle of the apostate Taliban militia, in (Nabih 3) in the city of (Kabul), which led to its damage, killing and wounding about 5 members, and praise be to God.”

  • April 22: As part of the “Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs,” ISIS-K claims to have killed a member of the Taliban in Takhar

“Khorasan Province, by the grace of God Almighty, within the expedition of revenge for the two sheikhs, the soldiers of the Caliphate targeted a member of the apostate Taliban militia, in the city of (Talqan) in (Takhar) yesterday, with pistol shots, which led to his injury, and praise be to God.”

  • April 24: As part of the “Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs,” ISIS-K claims to have killed a member of the Taliban in Takhar province.

“Khorasan Province, by the grace of God Almighty, within the expedition of revenge for the two sheikhs, the soldiers of the Caliphate targeted a member of the apostate Taliban militia, in the city of (Talqan) in (Takhar), with automatic weapons, which led to his killing, and praise be to God.”

  • April 24: As part of the “Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs,” ISIS-K claims to have used explosives to attack the vehicle of a Taliban administrative official in Badakhshan, killing him and two guards, and injuring three others

“Khorasan Province, by the grace of God Almighty, as part of the battle of revenge for the two sheikhs, the soldiers of the Caliphate detonated an explosive device on the vehicle of an administrative official in the apostate Taliban militia, in the (Faydabad) area of (Badakhshan), which led to its destruction and the killing of the leader and two of his guards and the injury of 3 others, and praise be to God.”

  • April 27: As part of the “Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs,” ISIS-K claims to have killed “an apostate preacher of evil” in Bajaur Agency, Pakistan

“Wilayat of Khorasan, by the grace of God Almighty, within the expedition of revenge for the two sheikhs, the soldiers of the Caliphate targeted an apostate preacher of evil, in (Mamund) area in (Bajaur) yesterday, with pistol shots, which led to his death, praise be to God.”

  • April 27: As part of the “Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs,” ISIS-K claims to have killed a Pakistani police officer in Waziristan

“Khorasan Province, by the grace of God Almighty, within the expedition of revenge for the two sheikhs, the soldiers of the Caliphate targeted an officer in the apostate Pakistani police, in the Wana area south of Wazir Stan yesterday, with pistol shots, which led to his death, and praise be to God.”

  • April 28: As part of the “Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs,” ISIS-K claims

“Wilayat Khorasan (the Battle of Revenge for the Two Sheikhs) 30 dead and wounded of the Rafidah polytheists, in two separate explosions of the soldiers of the Caliphate in (Mazar Sharif)

With the success of God Almighty, as part of the raid of revenge for the two sheikhs, the soldiers of the Caliphate detonated two separate explosive devices on two buses that were carrying a number of polytheistic Rafidah, in each of (Nabih 3) and (Nabih 10) in the Mazar-i-Sharif area, which resulted in their destruction, killing and wounding about 30 Rafidah in them, and praise be to God.”

IV. Amaq Video and Photo, April 18, 2022

Video: Amaq video claiming to show ISIS-K using short range missiles against Uzbek forces in Termez.

“Amaq Agency: #video

Islamic State fighters bombed Uzbekistani forces' positions in the city of Termez with ten Katyusha missiles.”

Photo description: “Katyusha missiles with which the soldiers of the caliphate bombed the sites of the Uzbekistani forces in the (Tarmda) area.”

V. Amaq Photos, April 28, 2022

A series of photos that show ISIS-K fighters in a forested area, sharing Ramadan meals, and praying together. The photo set was released as part of ISIS’s Ramadan propaganda photo sets.

VI. “Voice of Khurasan” Web Magazine Issue 3, Released by al-Azaim Media Foundation on April 6, 2022

The articles are summarized in bullet points below. The Taliban are only mentioned twice in the third edition of the web magazine.

Article 1: “Baqiyah!”

  • ISIS continues to exist.
  • ISIS will remain because it was built by martyrs and its leaders are truthful.
  • The world has united against ISIS, yet it continues because it is supported by God.

Article 2: “The Crusader’s War”

  • The West is constantly trying to win the hearts and minds of Muslims.
    • Groups like the RAND Corporation and other government supported researchers have waged an “intellectual crusade” supporting moderates in Muslim societies.
    • This is an attempt to fight the true practice of Islam and to persuade people to follow a subjugated religion that does not endorse fighting or the implementation of religious law.
  • States such as Saudi Arabia have changed their religious curriculum to please the West.
  • It is important to hold on to the truth even in the face of adversity and repression.

Article 3: “And the Best Outcome is for the Righteous”

  • Story of the fight against Satan.
  • Even though all should only worship Allah, they have been granted free will to choose whether they will be righteous or not.
  • Satan tries to lure humankind towards polytheism and disbelief.
  • The world is a battle between truth and falsehood.

Article 4: What is the Call of the Islamic State?

  • ISIS exists to stamp out disbelief and polytheism.
  • ISIS has destroyed sites dedicated to disbelief and polytheism such as shrines, tombs, and idols.
  • ISIS exists to fight for the rule of Allah and to fight all those who oppose it.
  • The Taliban are an idol who have aided polytheism and disbelief.

Article 5: A Month of Jihad, Conquests, and Victories

  • Encourages terrorist attacks during Ramadan.

VII. “Voice of Khurasan” Web Magazine Issue 4, Released by al-Azaim Media Foundation on April 23, 2022

The articles are summarized in bullet points below.

Article 1: Hijrah

  • Hijrah and Jihad are obligations upon every individual.

Article 2: Yes! Certainly, the Help of Allah is Near!

  • You will be tested
  • The true path cannot be forged without fighting
  • The Prophet Muhammad and his early followers were heavily tested and faced torture and discrimination.
  • The world is contaminated by democracy, human made laws, and watered-down Islam.
  • We must endure hardships but eventually our patience will pay off and we will be victorious
  • Difficulties are trials in order to keep us pure

Infographic: “Harvest of the Soldiers, Wilyat Khurasan Sha’ban 1443H”

  • 18 total attacks (the below numbers add up to 19)
    • 2 martyrdom attacks
    • 7 IED attacks
    • 7 targeted killings
    • 2 ambushes
    • 1 raid
  • Locations:
    • Pakistan : Peshawar, Bajaur, Balochistan,
    • Afghanistan: Kabul, Herat, Logar, Nangarhar, Kunduz, Kunar, Helmand
  • Claimed to have killed 285 Shiite, 22 Taliban soldiers, 1 Haqqani network “spy,” 37 Pakistani soldiers

Article 3: Our War with the Mushrikin Will Remain (an editorial from al-Naba 33, released in 2016)

  • Islam must fight against disbelief
  • We cannot stop until disbelief is purged from the world
  • Even after being attacked by the U.S., ISIS remains strong and ultimately be victorious

VIII. “The Reality of the Taliban Movement,” Released by al-Azaim Media Foundation on April 26, 2022

The articles are summarized in bullet points below.

Article 1: The Reality of the Taliban Movement

  • The Taliban are using religion as a fig leaf to achieve non-religious ends.
  • The Taliban intentionally confuse people by using the language of religion to gain power.
  • The Taliban are the “most dangerous and problematic movement against Muslims” they are fooling people, using the language of Islam while trying to achieve non-Islamic goals. They are like the Arab Ba’ath party.
  • The Taliban were created in Pakistan by the ISI and the CIA.
  • Some “pure Muslims” joined with ISIS to fight against the Taliban. Some of these people were killed by the CIA and ISI.
  • The US and Pakistan were afraid of ISIS-K taking over, so they turned over the country to the Taliban under the condition that the Taliban would fight against ISIS-K.
  • The Taliban started out by killing pro-ISIS, Wahhabi, and Salafist religious clerics.

Article 2: The Oppression of This Group Against the People And the People of Religion!

  • Since coming into power, the Taliban have given up on fighting disbelievers.
  • The Taliban have killed many true Muslims in their quest to gain and maintain power.
  • The Taliban have relations with the US, Pakistan, and others, despite their crimes against Muslims.
  • The Taliban receive secret assistance from the U.S.
  • Maybe the Taliban would turn over the country to the U.S. again.
  • The Taliban are “slaves” of Pakistan, who are in turn controlled by the U.S. and Britain.
  • The Taliban are working to institute a secular system in the country.
  • The Taliban are khawarij because they are hypocrites who cloak themselves in religion but actually want to institute a secular system.
  • The Taliban kill Sunni Muslims (Wahhabis, Salafists, etc.) but do not harm religious minority groups. The khawarij can be identified because their “enmity towards believers are indeed true.”

Article 3: Nullifiers of Islam Committed by the Taliban

  • (1) The Taliban have not instituted true Islam and do not want to institute the religion in the country. The Taliban fight against the scholars of truth.
  • (2) The Taliban befriend disbelievers and atheists. The Taliban do not differentiate between true believers and non-believers within their movement. The Taliban have done the bidding of the U.S., Pakistan, Qatar, and China, begging them for power.
    • The Taliban’s relationship with China is of ultimate importance to them, despite China’s genocide of the Uyghers. The Taliban make friends with the enemies of Islam.
  • (3) The Taliban do not rule according to the Qur’an and Sunnah. The Taliban claim that they follow the Hanafi school, but the Qur’an does not say to follow a specific school.
    • Hanafis do not take the whole religion into account and run counter to divine word.
    • These religious cleavages were further emphasized during the colonization of Muslim lands, when Europeans allowed for local rulers to build kingdoms instead of a united Caliphate.
  • (4) The Taliban enforce disbelief. The Taliban “pretend to hate democracy, secularism, nationalism and every other corrupt system of the world,” but act in a democratic and secular way due to their ignorance.
    • The Taliban are too ignorant of Islam to impose Islamic law, so they rely on Western law.
    • They endorse pluralism in their attempt to create an inclusive government.
    • The Taliban hide behind their religious appearance to commit crimes against the people, such as murder and theft.
    • The Taliban are infected with nationalism and tribalism. They allow favoritism within members of the same tribe.
  • If ISIS-K does not fight against these falsehoods, Islam will not prevail in Afghanistan.

Article 4: The Saved Sect!

  • False scholars malign those who want to bring about true Islam.
  • Muslims must fight against falsehood.
  • Jews and Christians have ignored Islam, refusing to follow the truth, and have also used their religions to extract worldly benefits from their followers.
  • We (ISIS-K) are not nationalists, we do not support a specific sect, but the true teaching of Islam
  • Separate Muslim emirates are a colonial attempt to subjugate Muslims.
  • The only right path is the creation of a caliphate that rules according to the Qur’an and Sunnah
  • True scholars are not impacted by the world and focus on the right path
  • When the Caliphate has been declared, it is obligatory for every Muslim to join and fight on its behalf.
  • Individuals cannot deviate from the true religion and endorse what are described as non-Islamic sects, or atheist ideologies.
  • The right group does not endorse democracy, atheism, or disbelief, does not care about pluralism. The right group fights for truth.

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On May 23, 2016, two suicide bombings at a military base in Aden, Yemen, killed at least 45 army recruits and injured approximately 60 people. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.   

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