Pakistan’s military chief warns Afghan Taliban against harboring militants as attacks spike

The stern remarks by the army chief, Gen. Asim Munir, came after two militant attacks this week killed 12 Pakistani soldiers in the country’s southwestern Balochistan province, which borders Afghanistan.During a military meeting Friday in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, Munir paid tribute to the fallen soldiers. Seven attackers were also killed by troops returning fire during the attacks on Wednesday.Both the Pakistani Taliban, a separate militant group that is also an ally of the Afghan Taliban, and the extremist Islamic State group have a presence in Balochistan.

The Taliban-run government in Kabul did not immediately respond to the Pakistani general’s remarks.






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