Daesh gaining strong foothold and military training in southern Afghanistan, Pakistan needs to caution
KABUL - Daesh is gaining strong foothold in southern Afghanistan, revealed Afghan intelligence and local reports. Southern Afghanistan has borders with Pakistan and Islamabad need to caution about spillover of terrorists to Balochistan.
Afghan MPs from Helmand and a member of the provincial council said Daesh has started recruiting in Helmand province, and is trying to create a footprint in southern Afghanistan – which to date has not seen the presence of the terrorist groups, TOLO News has reported.
Official intelligence and information from local sources are sufficient to show that Daesh has started its activities in the northern districts of Helmand, including Musa Qala, Nawzad and Washir, according to the MPs.
“Daesh is growing [in Helmand] and is doing its recruitment and military training,” said Mirwais Khadim, an MP from Helmand. “The government should pay serious attention to this matter, and so should the international community. NATO and the United States should cooperate and plan to prevent Daesh’s growth [in Helmand].”