29 June 2017

News Story: Pakistani Forces 'Providing Weapons' To Taliban In Border Regions

By Abdulhaq Omeri

A police commander in Paktia province, in Afghanistan’s east, on Tuesday said Pakistani military forces ‘are supplying heavy weapons to Taliban fighters in areas along the Durand Line – the de facto border between Afghanistan and Pakistan – in order to attack Afghan security forces’.  

The militants are stationed in parts of Dand-e-Patan district, said Gen. Abdulwase, commander of 203 Thunder Army Corps in the district.  

“How do they (the Taliban) find weapon in the Zero Point (of the Durand Line), how are they equipped, how do they find personnel and where are they supported from? Pakistan is simply deceiving the world. But the world knows that Pakistani government is providing all these facilities to the Taliban,” he said.  

He said the security forces will clear the district of Taliban and will cut off the supply lines of the militants, he said.  

Wase said that so far over 110 Taliban fighters have been eliminated during the battles with the security forces.

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