There is virtually no fight against terrorists in the country. The Islamic State (IS, a terrorist organization banned in Russia) and al-Qaeda (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) are openly operating in many provinces of the country.
The Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) is not fighting terrorists in Afghanistan. He recalled the militants concentrating their forces in the north of the country.
"There are IS groups in Afghanistan, which the Taliban imitates the fight against. It is simulated. In reality there is no fight against the ISIS.
Today at least 2,000, if not more, IS fighters are concentrated in the northern parts of Afghanistan. They are also based in some eastern provinces. Al Qaeda fighters and operatives are also now operating in at least 15 provinces of Afghanistan. Accordingly, the question arises as to why the Taliban is either encouraging this or not preventing it. That is the question.
So far, Russia has neither officially recognized the Taliban's authority in Afghanistan nor removed the Taliban from its list of terrorist organizations. According to President Vladimir Putin, there is no hurry to officially recognize the Taliban. Nevertheless, the Russian authorities have contacts and negotiations with the Taliban; thus, representatives of the organization were invited to Moscow on October 20 for the "Moscow format" meeting of consultations on Afghanistan.