Taliban deny release of Kabul airport suicide attacker
The Taliban deny US claims of releasing the "ISIS-K" attacker who helped carry out the suicide attack on Kabul airport in August.
The Taliban movement has denied claims by the US that it had released the ISIS-K member who carried out the suicide attack on August 26, 2021, in Kabul International Airport.
A Taliban spokesperson, Bilal Karimi, said on Twitter the claims of the release of the attacker were "baseless" and lacked proof.
۱/۲ ــ دا ادعا چې ګني د اګست۲۶ په هوایي دګر بریدکونکی له بګرام څخه خوشي شوی و، سمه نه ده، په دې اړه هیڅ ثبوت شتون نه لري.— Bilal Karimi(بلال کریمي) (@BilalKarimi21) January 2, 2022
د بګرام زندان له ماتېدو او په هوایي ډګر برید تر منځ زماني واټن ډیرکم و، ممکنه نه وه، چې په دومره لږه موده کې له زندان څخه راخوشي شوی کس داسي برید ترسره کړي.
He explained that the timeframe between the release of the prisoners from Bagram prison and the suicide attack was too narrow, making it impossible to plan the attack in such a short timeframe.
Moreover, ISIS-K prisoners were freed before the Taliban movement had gained control over the prisons.
The New York Times had quoted a US intelligence source as saying the attacker was released from Bagram prison after the fall of the previous government.
ISIS-K, the terrorist movement's Afghanistan branch, had assumed responsibility for the attack on Kabul airport, which resulted in hundreds of casualties, including US marines. The US attacked Kabul in a drone raid afterward, killing 10 civilians, including children.