Kabul: Following reports of two attacks by Pakistan against Pakistani militants in Afghanistan, Fasihuddin Fitrat, the chief of the Taliban’s army, criticized Islamabad’s security capabilities. He suggested that Pakistan tends to shift blame onto Afghanistan whenever security incidents occur. Pakistani officials, including Gen. Asim Munir, Pakistan’s army chief, have previously stated that militants use Afghanistan’s territory to launch attacks on Pakistani soil.
Fitrat asserted that Afghanistan would not permit any attacks and emphasized that Islamabad should focus on identifying its enemies within its own borders. Recently, news circulated about an airstrike targeting Hafiz Gul Bahadur, a prominent commander of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, in Afghanistan.
During a press conference in Kabul, Fitrat dismissed the presence of terrorist groups within Afghanistan. He accused foreign intelligence agencies of conducting destructive activities under the guise of ISIS (Daesh) operations in Afghanistan. The Taliban’s Ministry of Defense has promoted 35 members to the rank of general, as reported by their sources.
The Taliban claimed that their controlled Ministry of Defense received an overwhelming 170,000 applications for enlistment in the Taliban army. Nonetheless, reports have highlighted instances where the Taliban apprehend and execute former soldiers across various provinces.