Last week a suicide bomber killed 50 people in Kunduz in Afghanistan. All the victims belonged to the Shia community and the responsibility for the attack was claimed by the Islamic State -Khorasan group which is based in Afghanistan and us an arm of the terror group IS.
According to reports, the attack in Kunduz was the third by the IS ever since the beginning of the Taliban rule in the land-locked country on August 15. It is also known that IS terror outfit has nothing but hatred for Shias as it had targeted them in Iraq and Syria.
The extremist IS-K group dies not consider Taliban as being strictly Islamic and it has shown the enmity towards Taliban which has taken control of the entire country but has failed to establish semblance of order.
In yet another development, Pakistan International Airlines which was the only airline operating commercial flights from Kabul has halted its operations, citing high handedness of the Taliban regime. So much for Pak’s support for the Taliban fighters in regaining the control of Afghanistan.
It is here that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest caution at G 20 meeting is on the spot where he warned against use of Afghan territory by terror groups. The sufferers will be Afghan people if peace and order continue to elude them.