ISAF urges joint efforts to curb ‘insider attacks’
Tue Aug 28, 4:07 pm
International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) says the problem of attacks of Afghan soldiers on foreign troops can’t be solved only by the international forces.
ISAF spokesman Gunter Katz links 25 percent of insider attacks to the influence of insurgents in the Afghan National Army (ANA) ranks.
Despite of raise on insider attacks, ISAF official stressed Afghan and coalition forces would retain their strong ties and it would help thwart conspiracies of enemies.
“We would not reduce our close relations with our Afghan partners. However, we believe close ties would help in building a strong mutual trust. We must clear that the problem of insider attacks can’t be resolved only by ISAF but it needs bilateral efforts,” Katz told a press conference on Monday.
These statements come as this year 42 ANTO-led soldiers were killed in 32 different attacks of the insurgents dressed up in Afghan police and military uniforms.
Katz said Haqqani network was the most dangerous terrorist group to the international forces in the region.
“Haqqani network is a terrorist group that targets the international troops in Afghanistan and we consider them as the most dangerous terrorist group,” the ISAF official told reporters.