Performing Minister of Defence Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob says American drones have been getting into Afghanistan through Pakistan.
The Taliban’s performing defence minister has stated Pakistan allowed American drones to make use of its airspace to entry Afghanistan, a cost Pakistan has just lately denied following a US air strike in Kabul.
Performing Minister of Defence Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob instructed reporters at a information convention in Kabul on Sunday that American drones have been getting into Afghanistan through Pakistan.
“In response to our info the drones are getting into by Pakistan to Afghanistan, they use Pakistan’s airspace, we ask Pakistan, don’t use your airspace towards us,” he stated.
Pakistan’s overseas ministry didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Pakistani authorities have denied involvement in or superior data of a drone strike the US stated it carried out in Kabul in July that killed al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Intelligence had situated al-Zawahiri’s household in Kabul earlier this yr. An Egyptian surgeon with a $25m reward on his head, al-Zawahiri helped coordinate the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US that killed almost 3,000 folks.
Earlier, US officers talking on the situation of anonymity instructed reporters that the CIA carried out a drone assault in Kabul utilizing two missiles.
Yaqoob’s feedback may exacerbate stress between the neighbouring nations at a time when the Taliban is mediating talks between the Pakistan authorities and the Pakistan Taliban, identified by the acronym TTP.
Afghanistan additionally depends closely on commerce with Pakistan because the nation experiences an financial disaster.
The Taliban stated it’s investigating the July air strike and that it has not discovered the al-Qaeda chief’s physique.