Afghanistan slams Pakistan for harbouring Taliban

ANI | Updated: Feb 03, 2018 04:57 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan] Feb 3 (ANI): Afghanistan has slammed Pakistan for the deadly attacks in its soil and accused the country of harbouring the Taliban.

In a televised speech to the nation, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday alleged that the "centre of Taliban terrorism is in Pakistan" and demanded that authorities in the neighbouring country "show some concrete action to rid their territory of insurgents," reported the Dawn.

After the three major militant attacks that took place in Kabul in the past two weeks, the pressure on the country's government has intensified to beef up the security.

Since January 20, militants have stormed a luxury hotel, bombed a crowded street and raided a military compound in Kabul, killing more than 130 people, reported the Dawn.

"The Afghan nation is waiting for clear action" from Pakistan, it quoted Ghani as saying.

The president alleged that Islamabad had promises of cooperation with Afghanistan, which are yet to be proven true.

So far, 11 people have been detained in connection with the attacks.

Pakistan, on the other hand, had denied the allegations made against it. (ANI)