AFGHANISTAN: The former acting minister of defense and acting head of the Afghan intelligence Masoom Stanikzai said the Afghan forces are facing threats posed by terrorists who are receiving support from the neighboring intelligence.
Stanikzai was speaking during a gathering in Kabul to introduce the acting NDS chief and acting Minister of Defense.
Without elaborating further on which neighboring country’s intelligence agency is supporting the terrorists fighting in Afghanistan, Stanikzai said the NDS operatives are always on alert to foil conspiracies against the national stability of the country.
Stanikzai called the NDS operatives a ‘Silent Force’ who are always prepared to fight against the foreign conspiracies.
He promised President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah and the Afghan people to use all efforts to protect the country against the threats posed by the terror groups.
According to Stanizkai, the Afghan forces successfully passed through a challenging year with the lack of necessary equipment to fight the insurgents.
He said the Afghan forces are well prepared to suppress the terrorists in the country by receiving more equipment from the international partners.
Hailing the coalition forces for supporting the Afghan forces in training and equipment process, Stanikzai said the Afghan people and Ulemas should support the Afghan forces as they continue to thwart the conspiracies of enemies of Afghanistan. -KP
THE PASHTUN TIMES