Pakistan Leads “Proxy War” In Afghanistan: NDS

(Last Updated On: August 12, 2015)

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Afghanistan National Directorate Security (NDS) claimed that Pakistani army officers are leading war in Afghanistan after the death of Mullah Omar; Taliban’s ex-leader.

Spokesman of NDS declared that Pakistan’s army has launched “Proxy war” in Afghanistan since years ago.

Taliban’s reclusive leader, Mullah Muhammad Omar, has died of health problems in a Pakistani hospital in 2013.

Under Omar’s leadership, the Taliban offered safe haven to al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, precipitating the U.S. military action in Afghanistan after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.

Now Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour is the new leader of the Taliban. Mansour has been the charge of Taliban’s executive affairs for years already. He previously was the Taliban’s minister of civil aviation and transportation and considered a prominent member of the group.

Afghanistan NDS noted that Pakistan is trying to reach its special goals with destabilizing Afghanistan and launching a proxy war in the country.

Besides the proxy war, Pakistan has repeatedly attacked Afghanistan, occupied strategic locations along the Durand Line, and killed dozens of Afghans with cross-border shelling.

“Dimension of war is wide and multiple, the war in Afghanistan leads by Pakistani army officers and Pakistan’s proxy war is against Afghanistan security,” Abdul Hasib Sidiqi, NDS spokesman said.

Hints at the recent bloody attacks in Kabul, Sidiqi said that Pakistan involves in these attacks.

“Most of suicide attacks in Afghanistan are carried out by Haqqani network and Pakistan’s military forces,” Sidiqi noted.

Pakistan, which has been jockeying for a larger role in the Afghan peace process, has often been accused of trying to create “strategic depth” in Afghanistan.

The country has always reported to have provided access and facilities for Taliban group.

Afghanistan–Pakistan relations refer to the bilateral relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Both being neighboring states, relations between the two began in August 1947 after Pakistan became an independent nation. Pakistan and Afghanistan have been described by former Afghan President Hamid Karzai as “inseparable brothers”.

 

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