[As usual, I have erred on the side of Pakistan in reporting on this brewing confrontation on the AfPak border (SEE: Pak Army Sends Terrorist Proxy Force Into Nangarhar, After Faqir Muhammad’s TTP). I swallowed the Pak Army lie “hook, line, and sinker,” that it is actually at war against the Pak Taliban, preferring NOT to believe that Pakistan was using the TTP as its primary instrument of “false flag” warfare against Afghanistan. Following the pattern set by their CIA masters, the Pak Army is sending its militant Islamists to open the door for real wars to start. The build-up of Pak militants around Kunar and Nangarhar has been igniting gun battles with Afghan govt forces (SEE: Taliban and Afghan police suffer heavy casualties in Nuristan), NOT with Faqir Muhammad’s Taliban, as originally projected in the Pak. press. They may be there to reinforce the TTP, as they challenge the Karzai govt. Anyway, the two positions given in the report are two ends of a mountain road in Afghanistan, opposite Chitral, Pakistan. They may be massing there for an another attack on the Goshta border gate]
JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistani has been aiding insurgents in eastern Nangarhar province directly and indirectly, a senior police official alleged on Sunday.
Deputy police chief, Col. Masoom Hashimi, told Pajhwok Afghan News during an interview that Pakistani intelligence agencies and other forces had lately increased their assistance to fighters in the province.
Hashimi said Afghan police had arrested Pakistani fighters and possessed the bodies of militants from that country, sufficient evidence of its support for the insurgency in the east.
He claimed Pakistani elements were involved in creating chaos and anarchy in Goshta, Dur Baba, Achin, Nazian, Lalpura and other border districts.
Hashmi said police, no longer having support from ISAF, were capable of maintaining security and thwarting terrorist bids. Elaborate security arrangements had been put in place to deter militant activity in troubled districts, he added.
Pakistan aimed to continue encroaching on Afghan territory by fueling unrest in the province, but it would not succeed in realising its designs, the official maintained.
Military affairs expert Mohammad Anwar Sultani believed Hashmi was right in claiming that Pakistan had intensified efforts at strengthening insurgent groups in Nangarhar.
He said Pakistan was making last-ditch efforts to destabilise the situation in Nangarhar in order to reach its own targets. “We should be aware of this,” the expert concluded.