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One month earlier the previous administration and Mike Pompeo signed the Doha Agreement with Taliban Islamic terrorists.

Confirmed - Pakistani behind Kabul Gurdwara Attack | March 2020 |

The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility and posted the picture of Abdul Khayum@ Abu Khalid for having bombed the Gurdwara to avenge violence against Muslims in India. Abu Khalid is a Keralite who joined IS in 2016-2017 and was on NIA radar since 2017. Sikhs were warned to leave Afghanistan or be prepared to die.

Surprise is being expressed in some quarters that Aslam Farooqi being formerly from LeT is a new development since earlier commanders in ISKP were from TTP or Afghan Taliban-Haqqanis. This certainly is not a new development. Past few years the UN Assistance Mission Afghanistan (UNAMA) has been reporting that majority of casualties in Afghanistan are being caused by anti-Afghan government forces - Taliban and organized armed groups including (LeT, Jaish-i-Mohammed (JeM), Haqqani Network, Hezb-e-Islami, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), ISKP and other militia and armed groups.

Kabul Sikh temple siege: Dozens killed in attack claimed by ISIL | Al Jazeera - March 25, 2020 |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri Aug 27th, 2021 at 05:23:18 PM EST
From my diary @BooMan in 2008 ...

Karzai Attackers Got Orders From Pakistan

Afghan-Pakistan Border. Despite the efforts of both Afghan and Pakistani security forces, instability along the Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier appeared to have provided al-Qa'ida (AQ) leadership greater mobility and ability to conduct training and operational planning, particularly that targeting Western Europe and the United States. Numerous senior AQ operatives have been captured or killed, but AQ leaders continue to plot attacks and to cultivate stronger operational connections that radiate outward from Pakistan to affiliates throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe.

Pakistan. Portions of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan have become a safe haven for AQ terrorists, Afghan insurgents, and other extremists. AQ uses the FATA to launch attacks in Afghanistan, plan operations worldwide, train, recruit, and provide propaganda. Other extremists, including Taliban and Kashmir-focused organizations such as Hizb-e-Islami Gulbuddin or Hizb-e-Islami Khalis, use the area for safe haven and share short term goals of eliminating Coalition presence in Afghanistan. They exploit the local sympathetic populations to recruit, train, and conduct cross-border raids and bombings in Afghanistan. Islamist Deobandi groups and many local tribesmen in the FATA continue to resist the government's efforts to improve governance and administrative control at the expense of longstanding local autonomy.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Fri Aug 27th, 2021 at 05:24:22 PM EST
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