Pakistan trying to move terrorists to Afghan border areas: NDS
Tue Jul 03, 12:40 pm
The Pakistani military, using missile attacks against the eastern areas of Afghanistan, wants to position extremist groups and terrorists on the bordering areas of Afghanistan, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) says.
Pakistan wants to expand rebels’ bases inside Afghanistan before the international forces are withdrawn, NDS deputy spokesman Shafiqullah Tahiri told reporters on Monday.
The missile attacks from Pakistan’s soil on the eastern areas of Afghanistan have occurred frequently throughout the past year. The attacks have intensified during recent months, causing a number of causalities along with massive financial losses.
Pakistani officials have repeatedly ignored the missile fires, but the Afghan NDS says it has credible evidence that show that Pakistan’s military is behind these rocket fires.
With almost two years remaining before the exit of coalition forces from Afghanistan, many Afghan citizens have expressed fears about the intervention of neighboring countries and the re-emergence of the Taliban.
Though the government has assured citizens that the National Troops are capable of independently defending their soil, the military experts say the Afghan forces may be vulnerable without having the support of foreign forces.
Foiling of chained terrorist attacks in Kabul
Adding to his statements to the journalists, the NDS official, Tahiri, said the security agencies have recently thwarted a series of planned terrorist attacks, including planned attacks against MP Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayaf, the Kabul Airport, the Supreme Court, a military base and its vehicle.
The security forces succeeded in neutralizing the attacks before the insurgents reached their intended target, Tahiri said, adding 16 people are currently being held in this connection.
The attacks were plotted by the Haqqani Network and were planned with the cooperation of Pakistan’s intelligence agency, he concluded.