Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, warned of the concentration of militant groups on Afghanistan’s borders as well as their attempts to infiltrate Central Asia and set up clandestine terrorist cells.
Putin reportedly warned of the development of terrorist groups on the Afghan border and their infiltration into the Commonwealth Independent States during a speech at the Commonwealth Council of Heads of Security and Special Services on Wednesday, October 26.
“The concentration of militant groups in Afghanistan, especially at the border with Central Asian states, certainly creates a potential risk of an invasion in the region,” the Russian president stated.
Putin asserts that attempts to stage a color revolution and spark armed conflicts pose a threat to the safety of all Commonwealth Independent States members. Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a warning against large crowds congregating in squares and other public areas.
He underlined the continued collaboration of the council’s member states and added that terrorists would travel along migration routes and must be found and destroyed before they could form a clandestine cell.
This comes as ISIS terrorist group has claimed responsibility for a recent attack in Iran that killed 11 and injured 27, while the Iranian officials had said that ISIS threats were entirely neutralized. However, with the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan, it appears that these risks have resurfaced in Iran.
The Pakistan Institute of Peace Studies recently reported a 51% rise in the number of terrorist strikes in the country following the Taliban’s takeover of the government in Afghanistan.