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Pakistan Supporting Daesh, Taliban Fighters In Afghanistan: Ex-Fighters

A number of former Daesh and Taliban fighters who have recently joined the peace process in Nangarhar said the groups are supported by Pakistan and the members receive military training in the neighboring country.

They claimed that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is involved with the Taliban and Daesh militants, that they equip them and then send them to fight against security forces in Afghanistan.

Khalid, a former Daesh fighter, who joined the insurgent group in Haska Mina district in Nangarhar, said he received military training in Pakistan and was told to fight security forces in Afghanistan.

"They are no methods they haven't used to kill people. They have experienced all ways of killing. What they do is against Islam," he said.

Shergul, a former Taliban commander who has joined the peace process said the Taliban militants are being rounded up and equipped in Pakistan.

"They were the agents of Pakistan who gave the Taliban money and then they told us to blow up bridges, destroy mosques, open fire on district offices, but our conscience did not accept this because our brothers are working in government," he added.

Meanwhile, the head of the High Peace Council's office in Nangarhar, Malik Nazir, called on all militant groups to join the peace process if they want a stable and peaceful Afghanistan.

"They are those who have been deceived and have been told that they should do jihad in Afghanistan. Now they have realized that there is no jihad in Afghanistan; it is a Muslim nation, therefore they have joined the peace process," he said.

Khalid and Shergul also urged all militant groups to avoid being deceived by strangers and to join the peace process.

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Pakistan Supporting Daesh, Taliban Fighters In Afghanistan: Ex-Fighters

A number of former Daesh and Taliban fighters who have recently joined the peace process in Nangar

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A number of former Daesh and Taliban fighters who have recently joined the peace process in Nangarhar said the groups are supported by Pakistan and the members receive military training in the neighboring country.

They claimed that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is involved with the Taliban and Daesh militants, that they equip them and then send them to fight against security forces in Afghanistan.

Khalid, a former Daesh fighter, who joined the insurgent group in Haska Mina district in Nangarhar, said he received military training in Pakistan and was told to fight security forces in Afghanistan.

"They are no methods they haven't used to kill people. They have experienced all ways of killing. What they do is against Islam," he said.

Shergul, a former Taliban commander who has joined the peace process said the Taliban militants are being rounded up and equipped in Pakistan.

"They were the agents of Pakistan who gave the Taliban money and then they told us to blow up bridges, destroy mosques, open fire on district offices, but our conscience did not accept this because our brothers are working in government," he added.

Meanwhile, the head of the High Peace Council's office in Nangarhar, Malik Nazir, called on all militant groups to join the peace process if they want a stable and peaceful Afghanistan.

"They are those who have been deceived and have been told that they should do jihad in Afghanistan. Now they have realized that there is no jihad in Afghanistan; it is a Muslim nation, therefore they have joined the peace process," he said.

Khalid and Shergul also urged all militant groups to avoid being deceived by strangers and to join the peace process.

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