US: Taliban responsible to prevent Afghanistan from becoming safe haven for terrorists

The US State Department spokesperson, Mathew Miller, has said that the Taliban is responsible to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a safe haven for terrorist groups.

In a press briefing on Monday, Miller was asked to comment on the Pakistani Army urging the Taliban to take action against the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and blaming the group for escalating terrorist attacks in Pakistan, he replied:

“I don’t have any comment specifically on that, but I will say we have made very clear that we believe the Taliban has the responsibility to prevent Afghanistan from being used as a safe haven for launching terrorist attacks.”

On Monday, Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Syed Asim Munir, rejected the Taliban’s denial of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) sanctuaries in Afghanistan. He stated that the group not only enjoys haven across the border but also has access to the latest weapons.

The Pakistani Army chief accused the Taliban of providing safe haven to TTP militants, calling it one of the “major reasons impacting the security of Pakistan.”

These remarks came a day after the Taliban’s main spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, rejected Pakistan’s allegations and said the TTP did not operate inside Afghanistan.