Islamabad’s initiatives to counter cross-border attacks have been successful as interim Afghan authorities detained 200 militants involved in assaults against Pakistan, as reported by Voice of America (VOA).
This development was shared during recent bilateral talks in Kabul following an attack near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border where four soldiers were martyred. In retaliation, 12 attackers were killed. The Afghan Taliban apprehended 200 Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) members following the incident. The TTP is recognized as a global terrorist group by multiple nations. The Taliban’s supreme leader, Hibatullah Akhundzada, has now prohibited cross-border attacks against Pakistan and discouraged support for the TTP.
Officials believe the Afghan Taliban is now distancing itself from groups previously aligned with them currently involved in criminal activities.