Terror groups Lashkar-e-Tayyiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed have already been expanding their footprint in Afghanistan within a carefully-crafted strategy of Pakistan’s deep state to fuel terrorism in Kabul and beyond no matter exactly how the US-Taliban peace process pans out, people informed about the development told Hindustan Times.
Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence, or ISI, is infiltrating the Jaish and Lashkar terrorists in to the Islamic State-Khorasan Province that has been in tatters following the arrest of their chief Abdulah Orakzai aka Aslam Faroooqui and his awesome top commanders by Afghan security forces.
Farooqui was replaced by Maulvi Mohammed as being the ISKP new chief. Maulvi Mohammed also offers deep links with all the Lashkar-e-Taiba, counter-terror officials in Kabul said.
As part of the blueprint drawn up in Pakistan’s Rawalpindi, a counter-terror official in Delhi said ISI officials have created the financial and logistic support network to facilitate their operations. ISI officials were also present with a recent meeting convened by Taliban shadow governor in Kunar province Ahmadullah with top Taliban and Lashkar operatives.
The revelation comes days right after a sanctions monitoring team of your UN Security Council spotlighted the role from the 6,000-6,500 foreign fighters who had previously been inducted into Afghanistan. The UNSC report estimated the Lashkar-e-Tayyiba had about 800 fighters operating with Taliban forces in Mohmand Darah, Dur Baba and Sherzad Districts of Nangarhar Province and also the Jaish-e-Mohammed, 200. The Lashkar had another 220 fighters as well as the Jaish, 30 more, in Kunar province.
Security officials in Kabul said the ISI’s increased exposure of pushing the Lashkar and Jaish terrorists came right after the 29 February pact between your Taliban and america Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad. The agreement provided for withdrawal of United States Of America forces drawdown in return for Taliban counter-terrorism measures, exchanges of prisoners between your Taliban along with the Government of Afghanistan as well as other steps to reach a lasting ceasefire.
“The infiltration of the Lashkar, Jaish terrorists is the ISI’s joint backup plan together with the Taliban. They can both boast of being doing work for peace in Afghanistan nevertheless, retain the pot boiling,” a diplomatic source in Kabul told Hindustan Times.
The terror groups have hit the earth running. Officials said the 2 groups happen to be doing operations from the bordering districts of Nangarhar, Nuristan and Kunar provinces down the Durand Line.
The relocated Lashkar groups have organised attacks in Afghan cities and ambushed border security posts of your Afghan National Defence and Security Forces in coordination with the Taliban, its sword arm the Haqqani Network and Al Qaeda.
You will discover a continuing effort to boost their numbers. In the last week of May, a source told Hindustan Times, a group of 30 Lashkar cadres had moved into Dangam district of Kunar province.
These folks were led by Bilal alias Zarqawi, an ex-ISI officer who had previously been responsible for a serious terror training centre in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as well as for the Jalalabad operations.