"We are following the genesis of the Afghan branch of Daesh in the last three years … According to our estimates, the Islamic State has around 7,000 active militants, not taking into account several thousand reservists," he told Rossiya 24 television channel.
Kabulov also noted that "neither the Afghan government nor the foreign troops deployed there" cannot detect the Islamists there.
The always-turbulent situation in Afghanistan has worsened recently with the terror acts claimed by Daesh terrorists. One of the latest attacks occurred on January 29, with gunmen killing five people in Marshal Fahim military academy in Kabul. Daesh has reportedly claimed the responsibility for the attack.