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Afghanistan dismiss Raheel Sharif’s remarks regarding Mullah Fazlullah

raheel-sharifKABUL: The Afghanistan National Security Council has dismissed the remarks by General Raheel Sharif regarding Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Chief Mullah Fazlullah as baseless after he claimed that the TTP leader should be targeted inside the Afghan soil.

NSC spokesman Tawab Ghorzang told reporters in Kabul on Sunday that TTP fighters including Mullah Fazlullah are not in Afghanistan and Pakistan should act based on Quadrilateral Coordination Group agreement and take actions against Afghan Taliban in its soil.

He said it is TTP, Al Qaeda terrorist network, Taliban, Lashkar-e-Taiban and other terrorist groups that threatening Afghanistan and the region.

Ghorzang further added that Afghanistan believes the blame game will not yield any results and it would be better if actions are taken based on the QCG agreements and terror groups must be targeted which are currently operating against Afghanistan in Pakistani territory.

The remarks by Ghorzang comes as Gen. on Friday asked the United States to target the hideouts of Pakistani Taliban, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the group’s leader Mullah Fazlullah in Afghanistan.

Gen. Sharif raised the demand during a meeting with the senior US officials at the General Headquarters of the Pakistani army.

The senior US officials included the Commander Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan General John Nicholson and US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson.

Gen. Sharif also claimed that “Pakistan will not allow Indian and Afghan intelligence agencies to foment terrorism in the country.” -KP


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