The former Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) Chief Amrullah Saleh has said Pakistan’s military intelligence – Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) is at war against the Afghan people.
Saleh said a series of deadly attacks plotted and coordinated by Taliban militants in coordination with ISI is aimed at cementing power for Taliban’s new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor.
“The Taliban have a reputation for brutality and mercilessness to defend. Their new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor wants to prove that he can maintain these capabilities,” Saleh told Spiegel Online during an exclusive interview.
Saleh further added “All the major attacks require enormous military and financial resources. They are planned and executed with the aid of ISI, Pakistan’s secret service. The aim of the attacks is to establish Mansoor as the new strong man.”
“The violence is intended to show that the Taliban brand still exists, and the message as the same as before — that the Talban is united and powerful,” he added.
This comes as the Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since the group launched its summer offensive earlier this year and since then staged numerous attacks across the country including capital Kabul.
Scores of people were killed or wounded in a series of deadly attacks by the Taliban group in capital Kabul earlier this month.
A truck packed with explosives in Shah Shaheed area of Kabul city early on Friday morning on 7th August which left at least 15 dead and dozens f others wounded.
Two back to back explosions rocked capital Kabul late on the same day which left at least 27 police recruits dead along with a NATO service member and 8 contracted civilians of the Resolute Support mission.
Another explosion rocked capital Kabul this afternoon after a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives in one of Kabul’s busiest places in Macroryan, leaving at least three people dead and twenty seven others wounded.