The Pakistani National Known as Aslam Farooqi, whose real name is Abdullah Orakzai, was a senior commander of the Daesh Khorasan branch. The NDS said that he carried out responsibilities such as recruiting for Daesh in Pakistan and running its international communication network
and plotted and carried out gruesome attacks in Afghanistan.
The apprehended commander belongs to Akhondzadagan village of the Orakzai district, located in the tribal areas of Pakistan along with the Afghan-Pakistan crossing point.
Giving the details of the operation, NDS special forces commander, Ahmad, said that it was the most complex and precise operation he had carried out in his seven-year of duty. Ahmad, who led the operation, added that the NDS was intending to apprehend an explosives and weapons supplier, Shah Wali active in Kandahar.
However, when the NDS nabbed him, he provided some stunning information and on its bases, the NDS conducted a precise operation in Kandahar that lasted for six days. Ahmad informed that the operation was to proceed slow and precise as the enemy was hidden in a populated area and the NDS knew they were closed to Daesh commander.
Jawed Safai, a member of parliament ha termed the arrest of the Daesh leader a major achievement for the government and national security forces. “it means that Daesh has been defeated in Afghanistan,” Safai said.
Khan Agha Rezaie, a parliament member said that there is a real Daesh that is in contact with Syria and Iraq, and another Daesh that operated under the umbrella of the real Daesh. “It is possible that the information about Aslam Farooqi) was given to the NDS by another Daesh group,” Rezaie said.
After the US-Taliban peace deal, at least two major attacks were carried out which were claimed by Daesh. One was an attack on a ceremony marking the anniversary of the death of Abdul Ali Mazari, and the other was an attack on the Sikh’s shrine in Kabul, which killed twenty-six people.