Afghanistan: The special forces of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) arrested a recruiter of Islamic State Khorasan (ISKP) group in Kabul City, it was reported by Ariana News on Saturday.
The Afghan intelligence on Saturday in a statement said that the individual identified as Abu Obaidullah Mutawakil during a special operation in Kabul’s Police District 5.
The statement further added that Mutawakil – who used to be a lecturer in a university and a prayer leader in Sheikh Mohammadiha Mosque – has been arrested on charges of recruiting fighters for ISKP.
The statement noted that the individual has secretly recruited hundreds of educated youths for ISKP in eastern Nangarhar province, adding that 16 students of Mutawakil have also been arrested from different parts of Kabul City.
The detainees have confessed that they were encouraged and recruited in ISKP ranks by Mutawakil, the statement said.
According to the statement, Mutawakil’s second son named as Ahmadullah and his nephew Asadullah also known as Abdul Ghafoor had joined ISKP. Asadullah blew himself up in an attack in Kabul City two months ago.