Even as much of Afghanistan has been besieged by terror in recent months with the resurgence of the Taliban and the entry of Isis militants, security forces are also reportedly battling a new terror group called the 'Islamic Commandos'.
The Islamic Commandos terror group has reportedly been operating in the Zabul, Urozgan and Kandahar provinces in Afghanistan, and has at least 1,000 members, Afghan officials have said, according to Khaama Press.
The group has also reportedly been making inroads into the Ghazni province, the deputy governor of the province Mohammad Ali Ahmadi told a local radio station, as per the report.
Ahmadi also said that the Islamic Commandos were behind the abduction of 31 bus passengers in Zabul earlier this year, and has still kept several hostage after releasing some of them.
The reports of the new terror group comes in the midst of deadly terror strikes in Afghanistan, especially in the capital of Kabul in recent weeks, which has claimed many lives.
While the Isis and Taliban are already fighting a turf war in Afghanistan for greater control, the emergence of the Islamic Commandos, who reportedly broke away from the Taliban, could further threaten national security in the country.