Kabul: Members of former Afghan regime have joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan branch (ISIS-K) in order to fight against the ruling terror group- Taliban, revealed a recent report.
Meanwhile, a publication citing a report stated that members of the intelligence body of the previous government in Afghanistan are now affiliating with ISIS-K in order to survive and resist the Taliban.
According to the publication, the former security personnel is mostly US-trained Afghan spies who have been joining the terror group in northern Afghanistan.
After the Taliban takeover, northern resistance was the only resisting group that was co-led by Ahmad Masoud and former first vice president Amrullah Saleh in Panjshri province.
The report further claims that the former Afghan spies are joining ISIS-K to resume their income as they have been left broke after the government collapse and also to fight the Taliban.
Afghanistan has been witnessing a spike in targeted assassinations and bomb blasts.
According to media reports, Nangarhar has been facing targeted assassinations and bomb blasts, with the pro-Daesh/ISIS claiming multiple attacks.
As many as 65 terrorists affiliated to Islamic State (IS) have surrendered to Taliban-led authorities.
Earlier this month, the Taliban claimed to have dismantled a Daesh hideout in the capital Kabul, blamed for many attacks.
According to Anadolu Agency, the group claimed a massive suicide bombing in Kandahar, besides orchestrating targeted killings in Nangarhar and Parwan provinces as well as a massive suicide bombing in a Shia community mosque in the northern Kunduz province, killing more than 100 people.