Punjabis and Arabs among foreign terrorists fighting in Afghanistan: MoD

pakistani-militantsThe Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the regional intelligence agencies and terrorist groups are imposing on the Afghan nation and have a critical role in the ongoing violence in the country.

A statement by MoD said the terrorists are deployed to Afghanistan with full financial and military support under the name of holy war.

MoD in its statement further added that Chechens, Punjabis, Arabs, Uzbeks, Uyghur and other foreign terrorists are actively participating in the war in Afghanistan and are continuously killing innocent Afghan civilians.

The statement also added that incidents like Nangarhar attack and various other terrorist attacks shows that the militant groups are the enemies of Islam and Afghanistan as they have no mercy on children, women and elders.

The ministry strongly condemned the suicide attack in Nangarhar province and said the leadership of the ministry offers their condolences to the families of the victims and promised that the Afghan forces will remain firm in defending the country and maintain peace and stability.

No further details were given on claims regarding the regional intelligence agencies and terror groups role in the Afghan war.

However, the Afghan officials have long been criticizing Pakistan for harboring the Afghan militant groups as they receive full support from Pakistan’s military intelligence, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). -KP


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