New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan's Zabīhullah Mujāhid: "Comments For Consideration By Media Outlets"

The intelligence organ of Kabul regime claimed that they have thwarted a Mujahideen assault in Kabul today and in the process have killed several assailants. We reject such reports and state that such a subject has no bases. Rather, we believe this is yet another maneuver of the intelligence apparatus which is trying to
portray itself as active, aware and vigilant. Since the intelligence agency is under question from the parliament and other departments in Kabul hence its wants to have something to draw upon in the hearings.
The Islamic Emirate had no plans for an operation in Kabul today and neither are those people which they reportedly eliminated Mujahideen. We believe this whole process was staged to keep the media busy for today. This whole charade is an enemy propaganda ploy which we strongly reject and deem it as nothing more than a stunt and allegory. We must state that if we ever wanted to carry out an operation, it would be done with the help of Allah and with all precautionary measures and will be executed successfully in its allocated time, Allah willing, without it being detected or foiled by the enemy.
Zabihullah Mujahid