Late last year, the Taliban reportedly told the US that it would send 2,000 suicide bombers to Washington, D.C., if the Biden administration implemented a plan to station the same number of soldiers at the US embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
According to a report by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a watchdog group that monitors Islamist communications and media reports, the Taliban conveyed the warning to US authorities during current discussions in Doha, Qatar. The Taliban opposes any US involvement in Afghanistan following the Biden administration’s botched exit last year, which killed numerous military members. If the US does reintroduce military forces into the nation, the Taliban has stated that it will reply by sending a brigade of suicide bombers to Washington’s Afghan embassy.
The Taliban also intends to enlist suicide bombers as part of a new branch of special forces in the Afghan National Army.
“Our mujahideen in the Ishtishhadi Kandaks [martyrdom-seeking battalions] will be part of the army and [they] will be Special Forces and organized under the defense ministry,” Zabihullah Mujahid, a veteran terrorist and leader in the Taliban government, said in a recent interview, according to MEMRI. “The Special Forces will be established in a specific number and used for special operations.”
The comments are again another indication that the Taliban has no intention of changing its behavior after regaining control of Afghanistan. The Taliban government is not officially recognized, despite the fact that the US maintains diplomatic relations with the group.
(Source: The Washington Free Beacon)