Kabul: A joint operation conducted by National Directorate of Security (NDS) and Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) have neutralized 31 terrorists that include 13 Pakistani terrorists belonging to Jaish e Mohammad (JeM). There is a report that one JeM terrorist has been captured alive.
Sources from security agencies reveal that Pakistan notorious Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is orchestrating another terror attack in Afghanistan and India.
Pakistan’s ISI is engaged in providing arms and training to various terrorist groups in Afghanistan.
“The operation is still underway in Mirza Khel in Khogyani district of Afghanistan since July 24. In which a total of 31 terrorists have been killed that includes 18 Afghan Taliban and 13 Pakistan terrorists belonging mostly to JeM,” said sources.
The developments highlight Pakistan’s complicity in aiding Taliban to create unrest in Afghanistan.
This came after the Afghan Security Forces (ASF) destroyed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) camp at the Afghanistan Pakistan border and killed two LeT cadres. The operation that took place on June 29 lasted for two hours in which Abu Bakar, LeT commander from Khyber Agency in Pakistan, was killed and his body was left on the Afghan side.
Afghan forces carried out an operation on a report that LeT had established camps in Wargah and Tordarah on the border and were launching attacks on Afghan forces from there.
Members of Taliban were also present during the operation and it is believed by sources, the causalities on LeT and Taliban side is much higher as the dead and injured were taken by those who were fleeing back to Pakistan in vehicles.
The development comes even as Pentagon in its report on Afghanistan said the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region remains a sanctuary for various terror groups. These groups include al-Qaeda Core (AQ), al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and ISIS-Khorasan (ISIS-K).
The report also highlighted the “close ties” al-Qaeda’s regional affiliate — AQIS has maintained with Taliban.
Earlier in June, a United Nations (UN) report said that about 6,500 Pakistanis as foreign terrorist fighters are present in Afghanistan that included 1,000 from Pakistan-based terror groups like Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Most of the JeM and LeT fighters are co-located with Taliban fighters and are hand in glove with them, the report said.
Analysis believes Islamabad has been arming and sheltering Taliban to gain influence in Afghanistan and aiding and abetting terrorism in the region.