Kabul: Imangali Tasmagambetov, secretary general of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), said on Friday that there is an increasing risk of terrorist organizations from Afghanistan infiltrating CSTO countries.
According to a TASS report, Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov noted that apart from various terrorist groups, the forces behind illicit drug production and trafficking were also strengthening their positions in Afghanistan.
“There is an increasing risk that terrorist groups and extremist ideas will infiltrate the territories of our CSTO allies. Complex threats coming from Afghanistan are of particular concern,” he pointed out, addressing a meeting of senior officials from the organization’s Secretariat and Joint Headquarters.
However, Afghanistan Ministry of Defense denied the presence of terrorist groups along Afghanistan’s border with Central Asian nations, noting that this ministry controls the nation’s borders.