Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Karzai orders probe into Afghan militants link in Tajikistan clashes

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Afghan president Hamid Karzai on Wednesday asked Afghan security forces to assess the recent unrest in Badakhshan province of neighboring Tajikistan where a number of Afghans were feared to be involved.

A spokesman for Afghan presidential palace Aimal Faizi said president Karzai discussed the issue with the president of Tajikistan in a telephone conversation.

Mr. Faizi further added Afghan president Hamid Karzai promised to his Tajik counterpart to take every necessary steps in order to end the violence in the region.

In the meantime local medias in Tajjikistan quoting president Karzai reported that additional security forces will be deployed on the bordering regions between the two countries.

According to the presidential website of Tajikistan the issue was discussed between president Hamid Karzai and president Imam Ali Rahmanov in a telephone conversation on Wednesday.

The source further added the dialogues were started from president Hamid Karzai where the two leaders discussed the issue in further details.

Violence erupted in Badakhshan province of neighboring Tajikistan following the death of Gen. Abdull Nazarov provincial security chief of this province.

Tajikistan government accused Ayam Bekov deputy border commander of Eskashem and a former powerful anti-government member for the death of Gen. Nazarov.

At least 40 people including 12 security forces of Tajikistan were killed during a military operation conducted to arrest Ayam Bekov.

According to local security officials in Tajikistan at least 40 suspected militants including Afghan citizens were arrested during the operations.

In the meantime local sources in Tajikistan say local commanders in Badakhshan province of Afghanistan have links with the militants in Tajikistan.

Aimal Faizi presidential palace spokesman said president Karzai has also ordered Afghan security forces to probe regarding the presence of Ayam Bekov in Afghanistan.

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