Mullah Mansour Dadullah, who has rejected the appointment of Mullah Mansour to replace Mullah Omar, also said that the Taliban’s leadership is based in Pakistan. He has not expressed a desire to join the Islamic State.
The attack takes place just days after the governor of Kapisa said that the Taliban, HIG, and the Haqqani Network are in control of large areas of the province.
Saudi authorities arrested Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari, a key operative in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, earlier this month. Ansari has reportedly implicated Pakistani officials in the attacks.
Documents recovered in Osama bin Laden’s Pakistani safe house reportedly show that the al Qaeda master had a hand in the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Robust Afghan intelligence operations have helped thwart numerous attacks this summer despite ongoing urban assaults and complex operations launched by the Taliban and the Haqqani Network.
The DC Circuit Court denied a Guantanamo detainee’s appeal yesterday. The detainee, Shawali Khan, was a facilitator for Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin prior to his capture in 2002. According to a leaked file, Khan’s cell in Kandahar received weapons and other support from Iran.
Six Pakistani handlers are recorded giving orders to murder civilians, being asked to remain on the phone, and cheering after the killings, according to the Indian dossier. Former ISI chief Hamid Gul is one of the handlers.