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Taliban plotting attacks in Afghanistan with Pakistan’ support: Gen. Raziq

By Khaama Press - Thu Aug 13 2015, 8:51 am

gen. abdul raziqA prominent Afghan military official Gen. Abdul Raziq has said the Taliban group is plotting and coordinating attacks in Afghanistan with direct support of Pakistan.

He was speaking to reporters following the capture of Nawzad district from the Taliban militants in southern Helmand province.

Gen. Raziq is the provincial police chief of southern Kandahar province and leads the fight agains the Taliban militants in the neighboring Helmand province.

He said Punjabi militants and mercenaries of Pakistan are fighting in southern Afghanistan and the reason behind prolonged violence in Helmand is due to low number of the security forces deployed by the security institutions.

Gen. Raziq is not the only senior Afghan official accusing Pakistan’s involvement in deadly attacks in Afghanistan, particularly the country’s military intelligence – Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).

The Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Wednesday that specific elements within the Pakistani army was behind the deadly attacks in capital Kabul, apparently gesturing towards the country’s military intelligence – Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).

NDS spokesman Haseeb Sediqi told reporters that the attacks were carried out by the elements of the Pakistani army with the help of their mercenaries – Haqqani terrorist network.

The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai called on United States and the West not to support Pakistan’s military intelligence – Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), blaming it for sponsoring terrorism in Afghanistan.

Speaking among the gathering of Afghans youths to celebrate the International Youth Day, the former Afghan President said politicians and military leaders of the United States, United Kingdom and other countries admitted in the past that Pakistan’s military intelligence is the founder and sponsor of terrorism.

Karzai further added that the US and Western leaders must stop supporting the sponsors of terrorism if they agree with the fact that ISI is supporting terrorism in the region.

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