KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Sunday its operatives arrested three Pakistani terrorists before they joined the loyalists of Daesh (Islamic States of Iraq and Syria) in the eastern Kunar province.
The agency said in a statement the arrested terrorists were identified as Hazifa S/O Fatah, Hamza S/O Abdul Raheem and Noor Hamid S/O Hazrat Ali.
“The terrorists were originally residents of Jandul village in Bajaur of Pakistani tribal area arrested in Asadabad city, the provincial capital before they want to joint to Daesh terrorist group in Nanagarhar province,” statement said.
This comes as local officials in the province had earlier said the militants loyal to the Daesh terrorist group mostly come from Pakistan.
The Daesh terrorists find safe havens in Pakistani soil, it will grow like all other previous monsters, officials said.
Afghan security forces conducted large-scale operations against Daesh fighters, in which dozens of them were killed and wounded.
It is worth mentioning that militants loyal to Daesh insurgents had made last-ditch efforts to turn two districts of Kot and Achin as their stronghold, but the Afghan security through air and ground operations flushed out the Daesh insurgents from the districts.
Separately, a commander of Taliban killed along with his five fighters and two others wounded in eastern Kunar province, the national directorate of security said.
The insurgent was identified as Malang was killed during a clash with the security forces.
THE PASHTUN TIMES