Attack in Pakistan Not Related to Afghanistan: Mujahid

He also stressed that there is no threat from Afghan soil to any country.

The spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, Zabihullah Mujahid, said that Tuesday’s attack in Pakistan is not related to Afghanistan and called Pakistan’s claim baseless.

Mujahid said that if information is shared with the Islamic Emirate by Pakistan, it will investigate the incident, but he added that Pakistani soldiers should prevent such incidents in their territory.

He also stressed that there is no threat from Afghan soil to any country.

“Every incident in Pakistan should not be linked to Afghanistan because this incident happened hundreds of kilometers away from our country. There are security forces and intelligence there (Pakistan), they should be cautious about their duties,” Mujahid said.

This comes as the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the Foreign Secretary “called the Chargé d’Affaires (Cd’A) of the Afghan Interim Government (AIG) to deliver Pakistan’s strong demarche” over Tuesday’s attack on Pakistan’s security forces’ post in Daraban, Dera Ismail Khan.

The attack, which has been claimed by Tehreek-e-Jihad Pakistan, a group affiliated with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), resulted in multiple casualties, including the killing of 23 security personnel, according to the statement.

The statement said: “The Cd’A of AIG was asked to immediately convey to the Afghan Interim Government to:

Fully investigate and take stern action against perpetrators of the recent attack; Publicly condemn the terrorist incident at the highest level; Take immediate verifiable actions against all terrorist groups (including their leadership) and their sanctuaries; Apprehend and handover the perpetrators of the attack and the TTP leadership in Afghanistan to the Government of Pakistan; and Take all necessary measures to deny the persistent use of Afghan soil for terrorism against Pakistan.”

Political and military analysts said that the Tahreek-e Taliban Pakistan is an internal issue of Pakistan and that Islamabad seeks international assistance through making such allegations.

“The Pakistanis should talk based on evidence to find out where the base and place of the Pakistani Taliban is,” said Yousuf Amin Zazai, military analyst.

“I think Pakistan wants to show to the international community that the terrorists are present in other countries and draw the assistance of other countries,” said Sayed Akbar Sial Wardak, political analyst.

Earlier, Pakistan’s officials claimed that the Afghan refugees in Pakistan are involved in terrorist incidents in the country and thus it escalated its deportation of millions of Afghan refugees based in the country.

Attack in Pakistan Not Related to Afghanistan: Mujahid