Sumary of Isis-K: Terrorist group that claimed Kabul bombing is threat to UK, warns former army general:
- The Afghan affiliate of Islamic State, Isis-K, poses a threat to Britain, a former top UK general has said.
- Former military commander General Sir Richard Barrons spoke about the recent attack on Kabul airport, which killed 170 Afghans, two British adults, the child of a British national, and 13 U.S. service members.
- Speaking about the number of casualties in Afghanistan, Sir Barrons told Times Radio: “What it does do is illustrate that Isis-K is a risk to the United Kingdom, here at home, and to our interests abroad.
- “Before we arrived at this current catastrophic outcome, we had a diplomatic presence, we had a relationship with the Afghan intelligence organisations,” Sir Barrons said.
- He added that the UK military was able to work with some of the very good Afghan security architecture which has now completely dissolved.
- ”“So what this actually means is we’re going to end up co-operating, not just with the US, but with the Taliban in the future in order to deal with Isis-K.”Military chief Sir Nick Carter said that it’s “not inconceivable” that the UK could work with Taliban to tackle Isis.