152 Pakistani terrorists operating in Afghanistan killed in Afghan forces operations
Afghanistan’s Interior Affairs Ministry on Sunday informed that over 150 Pakistan terrorists operating in Afghanistan have been killed in operations conducted by the Afghan forces in Helmand and Kandahar province.
In a press conference, the Interior Affairs Ministry’s spokesman Tariq Arian released a list of Taliban terrorists killed in recent clashes against Afghan forces.
“At least 55 Taliban commanders have been killed in Helmand and Kandahar provinces in Afghan forces operations in response to their attacks,” Arain said.
“152 Pakistani fighters were killed in Helmand,” he added.
According to a report by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), around 6,500 Pakistan terrorists are operating in Afghanistan, most of them belonging to the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
The 26th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team concerning ISIS, al-Qaida and associated individuals and entities stated that the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a “large terrorist group present in Afghanistan”, has claimed responsibility for various high-profile attacks in Pakistan and has facilitated others by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and Lahskhar-e-Islam, the report said.
It said that many former TTP militants have joined Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan (ISIL-K) and member states expect that the group and its various splinter groups will align themselves with ISIL-K.