Taliban officials in Kabul have accused Pakistani citizens of being involved in attacks within Afghanistan, claiming that dozens of Islamic State militants from Pakistan were killed or captured over the past year.
This comes after Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff highlighted the role of Afghan nationals in terrorist incidents within Pakistan.
Tensions between the two countries have escalated due to increased suicide attacks in Pakistan, with Islamabad alleging Afghan involvement.
However, Afghan authorities state that they have eliminated Pakistani citizens involved in attacks and deny security failures, while Pakistan claims militants attacking them are operating from Afghan sanctuaries.
This marks the first public accusation by the Taliban against Pakistani nationals for attacks in Afghanistan. Despite pledges, the issue continues, contradicting their agreement with the US to prevent Afghan territory from being used for foreign militant attacks.