The Taliban have taken control of the country when US troops return from Afghanistan after 20 years of war. Many countries are concerned that Afghanistan, which is controlled by a terrorist organization, could become a safe haven for global terrorists. India’s neighbors Pakistan and China have taken a pro-Taliban stance. A Taliban leader said yesterday that Pakistan was his second home. Also controversial was the statement by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party leader Neelam Irshad Sheikh that Pakistan would invade Kashmir with the help of the Taliban. Meanwhile, Indian troops are launching a major offensive against Jaish-e-Muhammad in Kashmir. So far this year, the army has killed several high-ranking Jaish militants. On July 31, two Jaish commanders, both Pakistani nationals, were killed in a clash with Indian troops in Pulwama. They were found to be the masterminds of the 2019 Pulwama terrorist attack. The National Investigative Agency was continuing its investigation on behalf of the defendants in the case.
Ismail and Ghazi, who were killed, had recruited several youths from the Kashmir Valley to join the militant group, authorities said. They also said that Jaish-e-Muhammad’s activities in Kashmir were in crisis after his assassination. But security officials worry that the new changes in Afghanistan are strengthening Jaish-e-Mohammed. Jaish-e-Mohammed is believed to have close ties to international terrorist organizations Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Jaish-e-Mohammed is believed to have been armed and financed by agencies such as the Taliban. Jaish leader Masood Azhar is also on the UN terrorist list.