Afghanistan, India Blamed for Religious Terrorism in Balochistan
KABUL: (Middle East Press) The Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) along with India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) have been blamed for religious terrorism in Pakistan’s Balochistan province.
The accusations against the Afghan and Indian intelligence agencies were made by Balochistan’s provincial police chief Inspector General Muhammad Amlish.
He also accused Iran for the country’s partial involvement in fuelling religious terrorism.
“Afghanistan’s NDS and Indian RAW are involved in terrorist activities in Balochistan while Iran’s involvement is also reported in a few incidents,” Amlish told The Express Tribune during an exclusive interview.
The remark by Amlish comes as the Afghan officials have long been accusing Pakistan for the growing insurgency in Afghanistan by harboring the anti-government armed militant groups.
Pakistan has also been accused of using ‘proxy forces’ to carry out attacks in Afghanistan and India.
“Afghan-and Indian-focused militants continue to operate from Pakistani territory to the detriment of Afghan and regional stability. Pakistan uses these proxy forces to hedge against the loss of influence in Afghanistan and to counter India’s superior military,” Pentagon said following a report last year.
The report further added that Pakistan is providing “sanctuary” to militants of the Haqqani network, a group reportedly considered by Pakistan to be part of a moderate faction of the Taliban.