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Afghan Taliban Detains 200 TTP Militants Following Attacks on Pakistan

The Afghan Taliban has detained 200 militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) who were involved in attacks against Pakistan, reported Voice of America (VOA). This information was shared with Pakistani officials during a high-level meeting in Kabul.

The crackdown on TTP militants comes after a series of cross-border attacks on Pakistan. The most recent attack occurred on September 6, when a large group of terrorists targeted two Pakistani military posts near the Afghanistan border in the Kalash area of District Chitral. Four soldiers were martyred while repelling the attack, and 12 terrorists were killed.

Following this incident, the Afghan Taliban arrested 200 TTP militants returning from the Chitral attack. These militants are now in custody. The Afghan authorities are also reportedly moving other TTP members away from the Pakistan border.

The details of these actions were shared during bilateral talks between Afghan and Pakistani officials in Kabul. The Pakistani delegation was led by Asif Durrani, Pakistan's special representative on Afghanistan.

The TTP is recognized as a global terrorist organization by Pakistan, the United States, and the United Nations. In light of this, Taliban supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada has issued orders forbidding his forces from launching cross-border attacks against Pakistan, terming them haram or un-Islamic.

Akhundzada has also instructed Afghans not to support or donate to the TTP for its so-called jihad against Pakistan. He has further prohibited the militants from running donation collection campaigns in Afghanistan.

Pakistani officials believe that these actions indicate that the Afghan Taliban is consciously distancing itself from groups that were previously aligned with them but are now involved in criminal activities in Afghanistan.

 

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