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Attack on Kandahar police facility handled from Pakistan: NDS

Attack on Kandahar police facility handled from Pakistan: NDS

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Jul 19, 2019 - 13:40

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) has claimed recent Talibaninfo-icon attack on police headquarters in southern Kandahar province was planned and directed from Pakistaninfo-icon’s Chman area and credible evidence existed in this regard.

Ten persons, including three security personnel, were killed and scores injured in Thursday attack on police headquarters, according to officials.

The Taliban, however claimed around 100 security personnel were killed in yesterday attack for which the group claimed responsibility.

In a statement, NDS said the attackers during assault were receiving direction from an individual by the name of Mullahinfo-icon Agha from Chman area of Pakistan.

“Such acts may hamper efforts for peace and stability and further exposed the terrorists being puppets of externalinfo-icon elements. The Taliban are fighting for others interest and received orders and direction from outside,” the statement said.

NDS said that more details in this regard would be shared with the people soon.

But Taliban rejected the statement and said Taliban plan and execute all their operations inside the country.

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi said the opposition has no information from the Taliban attacks before it happens and termed government statement an attempt to mislead the masses.

But Pakistan rejects the accusations regarding the recent terrorist incidents in Afghanistaninfo-icon.
The public blame-game is contrary to the spirit of the understanding between leadership of the two countries to address issues through close coordination amongst relevant agencies. Foriegn office statement said,
Pakistan condemns all acts of terrorism in Afghanistan and hopes that both sides would continue working constructively for durable peace in Afghanistan and the region. the statement added.

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