Terrorists who attacked Afghanistan trained in Pakistan

Updated: Feb 02, 2018, 13:33 IST | Agencies

Afghan interior minister says they presented evidence of the same to Pak authorities ; Pakistan, meanwhile, has remained mum on the matter

Afghan officials said some of the latest evidence came from confessions by captured militants. PIC/afp
Afghan officials said some of the latest evidence came from confessions by captured militants. PIC/afp

Afghanistan has given neighbouring Pakistan confessions and other proof that the militants who carried out a recent series of attacks were trained in Pakistan and that Taliban leaders there are allowed to roam freely, the Afghan interior minister Wais Ahmed Barmak said yesterday.

Barmak said the evidence was presented at a meeting a day earlier in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. Afghanistan’s spy chief, Masoom Stanekzai, also attended the meeting, along with senior Pakistani military and intelligence officials.

Stanekzai said Afghanistan laid out its proof and asked Pakistan to take action to prevent further attacks. There was no immediate comment from Pakistan, which has expressed condolences over the recent attacks. A Pakistani delegation is due in Kabul on Saturday.

Nearly 200 people have been killed over the past month in attacks claimed by the Taliban and a rival Islamic State affiliate. The Afghan officials said some of the latest evidence came from confessions by captured militants. They said they told the Pakistani side that some of the militants had been trained at Islamic seminaries in the Pakistani border town of Chaman.

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