Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, July 28th, 2017

Different Regional Terrorist Groups Involved in Afghan Conflict: MoD

Different Regional  Terrorist Groups Involved  in Afghan Conflict: MoD

KABUL - Comprehensive training, equipment and armament of Afghan National Defence and Security Forces would help strengthen the ongoing campaign against terrorism, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Friday.
In response to US and NATO forces commander in Afghanistan Gen. Nicholson remarks, MoD spokesman Gen. Dawlat Waziri said ongoing war in the country was not Afghanistan’s own war.
He said Alqaeda, Lashkar-i-Tayyiba, Uzbekistan Islamic Movement (UIM), Tajik and Panjabi terrorist groups enjoyed Taliban support in the Afghanistan conflict.
He acknowledged the NATO commander’s remarks and said most of these groups had safe heavens in Pakistan and their leadership lived in the neighbouring country with full freedom.
Waziri said terrorist groups enjoyed full support in Pakistan and were dispatched to stage attacks in Afghanistan.
The defence ministry spokesman said Pakistan may reduce its support for terrorists if US and international community put more pressure on Islamabad.
The NATO commander also asked for more international troops in Afghanistan as the they were struggling with the soldier foot on the ground.
When asked about the deployment of more foreign troops Waziri said governments of the two countries would decide about the deployment of more foreign soldiers.
He said terrorism was a global fight and the international community must help Afghanistan in war against terrorism. (Pajhwok)