Ministry of Defense: Four out of every ten militants are foreigners in Afghanistan
By Zabihullah Moosakhail - Mon Jul 20 2015, 9:47 am
General Dawlat Waziri, deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Defense says that these militants are Panjabis, Uzbek, Tajik, Chechen, Uyghur and majority of them are Arabs, operating in various parts of the country to create insecurity.
Although, General Waziri did not specifically said what countries these insurgents are coming from while talking to media on Sunday but President Ghani has said that the majority of these terrorists are from Central Asia, China, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Middle East.
While talking at the 15th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Russia earlier this month, President Ghai said terrorism and narcotics are the two main enemies of Afghanistan and the Afghan people.
“A significant number of terrorists are coming from your countries to Afghanistan and use the Afghan soil to destabilize your countries and operate against the regional and other countries,” He said during his speech.
He urged participants of the summit where beside SCO member countries, leaders of Pakistan and India were also present to give hand to each others for eliminating the phenomenon that does not only pose a threat to Afghanistan but also to the region.