Pakistani newspaper Dawn has reported that Pakistan's terrorist group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) still maintains ties with the Taliban, citing a report prepared for the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Not only this, 6,000 terrorists of this terrorist group have crossed the border into Afghan territory and are involved in sabotage activities there.
The 28th report of the UN Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team states that terrorists from different countries and terrorist groups are active in Afghanistan. The monitoring team estimates the number of foreign militants to be between 8,000 and 10,000, which mainly includes fighters from Central Asia, the North Caucasus region of the Russian Federation, Pakistan, and China's Zhejiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
According to the UN report, TTP terrorists are present near the Pakistan border in the eastern districts of Nangarhar province in Afghanistan. According to the report, between December-2019 to August-2020, TTP and some other terrorist groups have been reunited in Afghanistan. These include the Shahryar Mehsud faction, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, Hizb-ul-Ahrar, Amjad Farooqui faction, and Osman Saifullah faction. This has increased the strength of TTP.
1,000 Pak terrorists are entering Afghanistan every day
Former Afghanistan intelligence chief Rahmatullah Nabil has said that around 1,000 Pakistani terrorists are entering Afghanistan from the Spin Boldak border district every day. The area was captured by the Taliban last week. Nabil warned that the country's security had collapsed and that the situation would worsen if Afghanistan did not recapture the Spin Boldak crossing, a major port of entry between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Afghanistan Times quoted Nabil as saying that if the situation does not improve immediately, more Pakistani fighters in Taliban uniform will come to Afghanistan.
Pak Army is the architect of terror attacks: Saleh
Afghanistan's first Vice President Amrullah Saleh has also hit out at Pakistan, saying that its army is the architect and strategist of terrorist attacks going on across the border. He said, Pakistan has been denying its hand in Afghanistan every time, but the truth is that propaganda stunts cannot change the Pakistani reality. The truth is that Pakistan is a haven for terrorists.
All NATO support to Afghanistan: Jens
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said he has spoken to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and assured him that NATO will continue to support his country. Let us tell you that there is tremendous pressure on the US-backed government in Kabul due to the continuous occupation of the cities of the country by the Taliban. It was nice to talk with President Ghani today, Jens said. He has assured Ghani of funding from NATO and of continuing to support Afghanistan in any way possible.