Two days after ISKP militants attacked a Chinese guest house in Kabul, the National Resistance Front (NRF) has suggested that the Taliban themselves are promoting extremism and terrorism.
Sibghatullah Ahmadi, an NRF spokesperson, on Tuesday night (December 13th) published a photo of the ISKP attack site in Kabul, saying that the Taliban orchestrated the deadliest terrorist attacks on schools, universities, and other institutions targeting the local population and foreign citizens [in the same way] for many years.
“The group even endorses the despicable and disastrous act of suicide attack,” Ahmadi added.
“The Taliban, while having suicide bombing units under their command, will definitely promote extremism and terrorism that threatens the region and the world,” the NRF spokesperson said.
It should be noted that two militants attacked a hotel frequented by Chinese citizens in the Shahr-e-Naw neighborhood of Kabul two days ago, injuring at least 5 Chinese. The ISKP has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Taliban officially announced in January 2022 that it would establish units of suicide attackers as part of its official Army. According to reports, the official suicide forces of the Taliban include the Badri-313 Battalion and the newly formed Yarmuk-60 unit (under the aegis of the Haqqani network), the Omari Corps and the Mansoori Corps (under the command of the Taliban’s Defense Minister) and the Hamza suicide unit, which operates under the aegis of the Taliban’s intelligence department.
The establishment of suicide squads and units in an official form by the Taliban reveals the changing nature of warfare in the new era. According to experts, citizens and human rights advocates, conducting suicide attacks as part of conventional military practices, since innocent people and civilians will suffer the most in these unholy operations, is a wrong, unforgivable and unacceptable act.