US exit will stop Da’ish attacks in Afghanistan: Taliban

KABUL: The Taliban’s spokesman says the group will crackdown on Islamic State attacks and expects them to end once foreign forces leave the country.

"We hope that those Afghans who are influenced by IS... will give up their operations on seeing the formation of an Islamic government in the absence of foreigners," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told AFP in a weekend interview.

"If they create a situation for war and continue with their operations, the Islamic government... we will deal with them," he added.

Mujahid reiterated that the new Taliban government will not be announced until after the last US soldier has left.

"It is important to announce the government but this requires a lot of patience. We are holding consultations to form the government responsibly," Mujahid said.

"We have some technical problems on this issue," he added. – AFP