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2020-10-17 Afghanistan
22 Districts in Badakhshan Face Security Threats: Official
[ToloNews] Almost 22 districts are faced with security threats by the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
in the northeastern Badakhshan province that was once among the most secure provinces in the country, Badakhshan governor Zakaria Sawda said on Thursday.

Security sources said that there are more than 400 imported muscle in Badakhshan.

"International terrorist groups have close relations with Al Qaeda and ISIS. This is one of the main reasons for the conflicts in Badakhshan," Sawda said.
So not really the Taliban, just Taliban-adjacent.
According to security sources, some imported muscle have reached near border areas with Tajikistan through Badakhshan’s Jurm and Wardooj districts.

"Their main purpose is to help the Taliban, and in their long-term objectives, they want to get access to Tajikistan and China," said Abdullah Naji Nazari, a member of Badakhshan Provincial Council.
Why are Tajikistan and China hot jihadi playgrounds all of a sudden? Are they running away from Turkey’s SNA units in Libya and Azerbaijan?
Taliban has not commented on their ties with imported muscle in Badakhshan.

Badakhshan residents said security threats have reached close to the city of Faiz Abad, the center of the province.

"The presence of illegal gunnies has changed into a big problem for the people," said Abdul Basir Wasiq, a civil society activist in Badakhshan.

From the military perspective, the north-eastern Badakhshan province is one of the strategic provinces in the north. Badakhshan has 27 districts and shares borders with Pakistain, China and Tajikistan.

The increase in violence comes amidst ongoing peace negotiations in Doha.
Sure, but the negotiations are only with the Quetta Shura Taliban. All other Taliban groups, not to mention non-Taliban jihadis, are even less bound by any agreement than the negotiators.
This comes as Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
governor Yasin Khan on Thursday said that imported muscle are backing the Taliban in the ongoing attacks in his province.

Yasin Khan said that imported muscle associated with Al Qaeda, and Pakistain-based Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
are supporting the Taliban in the battle.

He said that the Taliban has provided safe havens to the fighters associated with Al Qaeda, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba, stating that these terrorist organizations are providing military and bomb-making training to the Taliban fighters.

The Taliban front man has rejected the claims.
”Pshaw! Harrrumph! Perish the thought!”
The Taliban launched a massive offensive on Lashkargah city a week ago. The Taliban also attacked parts of Nawa, Nahr-e-Saraj, Nad-e-Ali districts.
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