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Ex-NDS Director Says Pakistan Forces Operate Against TTP in Afghan Territory

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Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

Former Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) director Rahmatullah Nabil claims that the Pakistani military has started an operation against Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), aka Pakistani Taliban, in the territory of Afghanistan.

The former Afghan official wrote on his Twitter handle on Monday, 29th of August, that Pakistan has launched operations to suppress the TTP in Afghanistan for days, without the consultation of the Taliban officials.

“Pakistan’s military operation against TTP has actually started since few days ago in Afghanistan’s territory,” Nabil tweeted. “Either Mullah M Yaqoub has not been consulted or he is trying to pretend that they are independent.”

Mullah Yaqoob Mujahid, the Taliban’s acting Minister of Defense, did not mention the Pakistani army’s presence in Afghanistan during a press conference held in Kabul on Sunday. Nevertheless, he urged Pakistan to cease allowing US drones access to its airspace.

Pakistan, on the other hand, has dismissed assertions made by the Taliban’s acting defense minister that the US has performed drone operations in Afghanistan through Pakistani airspace.

The Pakistani statement in addition to denying the allegations called on the Taliban authorities to fulfill its obligations under the international instruments to not allow its territory to be used by terrorism while labeling the Taliban minister’s remarks as “conjectural allegations.”

Nabil’s remarks come as a CIA drone strike killed the al-Qaeda leader in the Afghan capital, Kabul, almost a month ago, while the Taliban alleges the drones accessed Afghanistan through Pakistan’s airspace.

The Taliban in Afghanistan has previously been able to secure a temporary ceasefire between the TTP and Pakistan and are actively mediating and facilitating peace talks between the two parties.

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