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Dozens of Pakistani Islamic State group militants have been killed or captured in Afghanistan in the past year, Kabul’s Taliban authorities said on Wednesday, days after Islamabad blamed Afghans for involvement in suicide attacks on its territory.
Tension in neighbourhood
- Tensions between the neighbours have mounted recently over an uptick in suicide attacks in Pakistan, with Islamabad claiming militants are frequently helped by Afghans.
- Afghan government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Wednesday that in the past year, 18 people “eliminated by our forces in Afghanistan” were Pakistani citizens.
- They were Daeshis (members of IS) and they were involved in various bombings and attacks
- It is the first time the Taliban authorities have publicly blamed Pakistanis for attacks in Afghanistan.