Afghan Taliban arrests 200 TTP terrorists for staging cross border attacks across Pakistan
The Taliban in Afghanistan has declared that it has apprehended 200 individuals for carrying out lethal cross-border attacks against Pakistan. These actions were undertaken as part of an effort to curb terrorist activities in the region. The Afghan leadership disclosed these developments during bilateral discussions held in Kabul with a high-level delegation from Islamabad.
The dialogue was convened in the wake of a terrorist attack on two Pakistan Army checkpoints in the Kalash area of District Chitral, resulting in the tragic loss of four soldiers on September 6, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The Afghan Taliban took action by detaining 200 members of the outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) who were believed to have been involved in the Chitral attack. These detainees now find themselves behind bars, as reported by VOA. However, the situation is still unfolding, and the outcomes of these measures are yet to be determined. An anonymous official emphasized the need to exercise patience and allow time for these efforts to solidify before drawing any conclusions.
In response to these developments, Pakistan dispatched a high-level delegation to Kabul, led by Asif Durrani, Pakistan's special representative on Afghanistan. Accompanied by senior military officials, the delegation engaged in extensive discussions with Taliban Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi and his team.
At the time, officials in Islamabad expressed optimism regarding the talks, describing them as "promising." These discussions mark a significant diplomatic effort in addressing the security concerns between the two neighboring nations.