Kabul: Since seizing power in Afghanistan, the hardline Islamist group- Taliban, has been facing multiple objections and troubles not only within, but also condemnation from International shores. The supreme leader of the Taliban, Haibatullah Akhunzada , has now warned the group that there may be “unknown” forces entities among their ranks who are ‘working against the will of the government”.
The warning came in a statement attributed to Akhunzada that was circulated widely on Taliban social media accounts on Thursday.
In September, acting Defence Minister Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob raised concerns in an audio message.
“There are some bad and corrupt people who want to join us … To fulfil their own interest or to defame us and make us look bad,” he said.
Yaqoob, the son of Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar, added that any rogue elements among the ranks would be dealt with.
In recent months, the Taliban has expanded its recruitment as it seeks to fulfil a pledge to maintain security in the country. But the group has faced a series of deadly attacks from rivals, including the Islamic State in Khorasan Province, ISKP (ISIS-K) armed group, an ISIL-affiliate.