“Now Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has issued another call for Holy War against the United States.”
“Hezb-e-Islami fighters confirmed their links with the Islamic State and insist that they would keep fighting until Sharia Law was established not just in Afghanistan, but throughout the world.”
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The governor of northern Balkh province Atta Mohammad Noor on Friday accused Gulbadin Hekmatyar, Amir of Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) for having links with Daesh or Islamic State.
Noor expressed the view at the Eid-ul-Adha prayer in Rawza Mubarak in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province. He alleged Hekmatyar fueled differences among tribes and religious groups.
He said Hekmatyar fueled differences between Shia and other religious groups in the country. He claimed he would not give up his campaign against Hekmatyar until he revokes his allegiance to Daesh.
HIA so far did not speak about the recent remarks of Noor but earlier the group said they would not open an armed front against any party or individuals.
Noor acknowledge incident of violence took place in some district but clearing operation against insurgent was underway.