Pakistan's Spy Network Accused Fighting Alongside Taliban

From Pajhwok:
KABUL (Pajhwok): Evidence of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) involvement in Ghazni fighting would be shared with Pakistan soon, government officials say.

A week back, Taliban militants stormed Ghazni City from several directions and captured parts of it. In the five-day fighting, hundreds of people were killed and wounded.

The insurgents also set ablaze many markets, shops, antennas, transmitters of National Radio and Television and private radio stations, as well as media offices.

On Friday, the president visited the city and attended a meeting on the security situation. He also announced an amount of $20 million would be set aside for the reconstruction of the city.

Ghani reminded Pakistan Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa: “You have singed a significant document with us. You have assured me in several phone calls that everything will become normal after elections Pakistan. I want answers how Pakistani fighters penetrated Ghazni.”

With regard to the killing of Pakistanis fighting alongside the Taliban in Ghazni City, he told the neighbouring country’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan: “You have received coffins. You being a Pakhtun should probe the matter and give me a reply.”

On the other hand, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) accused Pakistan’s ISI of plotting the Ghazni attack for two weeks to sabotage a possible ceasefire this week.

A source in NDS said they had obtained documents of ISI involvement in the Ghazni fighting. The ISI had tasked Lashkar-i-Taiba to execute the attack and group sent militants from Peshawar and Quetta and some from Punjab. The insurgents had been trained to fight in Ghazni, the source alleged.

Some of the wounded fighters had been shifted to hospitals in Waziristan and Quetta through Paktia and Khost provinces, claimed the intelligence official, who did not want to be named.

The militants had been divided into four groups. The first outfit named Zubir Bin Al-Alum had 120 fighters from Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Zubair (not a real name) from Gjranwala city led the group.

The second group Khalid Bin Walid, with 90 fighters of Lashkar-i-Taiba, was headed by Khalid Ahmad (not a real name). The third outfit called Al-Mansoor had 120 fighters from the Haqqani Network, Paktia, Paktika, Ghazni, Zabul and southern Waziristan.

According to the source, the militants planned to overrun the entire province….

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