The “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” – ISIS’s Khorasan Province- or in fact Logar province has created a training camp in central Logar located 60 km south of capital Kabul.
A set of photographs which purportedly shows the group conducting training has been published online by a Pakistani reporter Saleem Mehsudm Khaama Press reports.
According to the Long War Journal newspaper quoting Mehsud the images were email to him by the group.
The images shows a group of 14 militants along with pickup truck with a heavy machine gun mounted on the back moving through a creek.
The Sa’ad bin Abi Waqas Front has been reportedly running the training camp led by Sa’ad Emarati, a former commander in the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan who defected to the ISIS’s Khorasan Province last year along with other disaffected Taliban commanders from Afghanistan and Iraq.
The group was named after Sa’ad bin Abi Waqas, an al Qaeda emir in Kunar province who was killed by the US military in an airstrike on April 14, 2011.
The latest report suggesting establishment of training camp by ISIS in Logar province comes as President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani acknowledged for the first time last month that the terrorist group was gaining influence in the country.