Two Pakistanis held with Daesh commander in Nangarhar

WEB DESK: The National Directorate of Security (NDS)- Afghanistan’s intelligence agency has detained Hayatullah alias Mansour, a commander of the terrorist group of Daesh, in eastern Nangarhar province.

A statement issued on Monday by NDS states that the group was rounded up during a special operation from Torkham area of Nangarhar province.

The two Pakistani nationals are identified as Yasir alias Sikandar and Bashir alias Abu Khalid Mohammadi who had crossed the border into Nangarhar province to carry out terrorist activities. NDS press release adds that all of the three hostages have admitted being members of Daesh. Sharing a long border with Pakistan, Nangarhar has become a hot spot for Daesh as well as Taliban militants in the country’s east.

When Daesh newly emerged in the region several months before, they released a video purportedly showing a group of broke away commanders of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) pledging allegiance to the group. The group then started its recruitment and insurgency inside Afghanistan.

Source: Business Recorder