‘Rebels fleeing Pakistan have joined IS in Afghanistan’
Ambassador Janan Mosazai said on Wednesday, addressing a seminar in Islamabad, said -- the Islamic State -- also known by its Arabic acronym of Daesh -- had emerged as a serious threat to regional security.
In recent months, military offensives in Pakistan's tribal regions of Mohmand and Orakzai have forced a large number of fighters to cross the Durand Line into Afghanistan.
Mosazai estimated 60 to 70 percent of the militants fleeing Pakistan had swollen Daesh ranks in Afghanistan. He described terrorism a common challenge for Kabul and Islamabad.
The ambassador renewed the Afghan government's promise of allowing no one to use its territory against Pakistan. Kabul would always adhere to its policy of non-interference in neighbouring countries, he said.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor was an important mega project that would also have a positive impact on the economy of Afghanistan, Mosazai concluded.
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