In the wake of recent reports detailing two attacks by Pakistan against Pakistani militants in Afghanistan, Fasihuddin Fitrat, the Taliban’s army chief, voiced his perspective on Sunday, asserting that Islamabad’s capacity to secure its own borders is questionable. Fitrat suggested that Pakistan tends to point fingers at Afghanistan when security incidents occur.
In recent weeks, various Pakistani officials, including Pakistan’s army chief Gen. Asim Munir, have maintained that their territories are frequently targeted by militants taking advantage of Afghan territory.
Fitrat made it clear that Afghanistan won’t tolerate any attacks on its soil and suggested that Islamabad should focus its attention on identifying adversaries within its own borders.
Just last week, Pakistani media reported an airstrike targeting Hafiz Gul Bahadur, a prominent commander of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, within Afghan territory.
Fitrat, addressing a press conference in Kabul on Sunday, vehemently denied the presence of terrorist groups in Afghanistan, attributing certain destructive activities in the name of ISIS (Daesh) to foreign intelligence agencies.
According to information from the Taliban’s Ministry of Defense, 35 individuals have been promoted to the highest rank of general within their ranks.
The Taliban has announced that their controlled Ministry of Defense has received a staggering 170,000 applications for recruitment into the Taliban’s army. However, it has been widely reported that the Taliban frequently apprehend and execute former soldiers in various provinces.