New Delhi, Aug 27: The focus in Afghanistan has changed from the Taliban to the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) following the deadly suicide bombings at the Kabul Airport on Thursday.
The ISKP has claimed responsibility for the attacks in which scores of people were targeted. The ISKP was established in the Nangarhar province in 2015. It has been at constant battle with the Taliban.
The first ISKP chief:
The first leader of the ISKP was Hafiz Saeed Khan, a Pakistan national who was part of the Tehreek-e-Taliban. Following his appointment, he brought in several from the TTP into the ISKP.
Abdul Rauf Kadim, a former commander of the Taliban was appointed as the Khan’s deputy. Over the next couple of months several more from the TTK and the Lashkar-e-Islam joined the ISKP. It was growing into a potent force in Afghanistan and there were defections into the ISKP…