Afghan President told COAS, terrorist came from Pakistan

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Afghan President told COAS, terrorist came from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has once again blamed Pakistan for the terrorist attack in Afghanistan.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has told Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa that those who recently launched attacks in Afghanistan “lived, were recruited and operated freely in Pakistan and no action was taken against them,” a Presidential Palace statement said on Monday.

Ghani’s allegations came during a phone call with the Pakistani army chief. General Qamar Bajwa telephoned the Afghan president on Sunday evening to condemn recent attacks in the country.

The military’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations, said General Bajwa also offered intelligence cooperation and border management to stop illegal cross-border movement.

The offer came following attacks in Kabul, Kandahar and Helmand which killed nearly 60 people, including five UAE diplomats.

Taliban claimed attacks in Kabul and Helmand and denied involvement in the Kandahar attack, which they blamed on the internal power struggle between officials in Kandahar.