No evidence to verify whether Pakistan brought in fighters to support Taliban in Afghanistan: Pentagon
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“I have not seen anything to corroborate that report,” Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby told reporters at a news conference on Thursday when asked about the reported allegations by former Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani that Pakistan had sent between 10,000 to 15,000 of its men along with the Taliban to capture Kabul and Afghanistan.
''And I mean, I think that's something that we all share in common here is helping each other and not become victims to those kinds of attacks from that part of the world,” he added.
Meanwhile, a key Congressional committee has unanimously adopted an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act seeking a report from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on the security of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal.
This includes considerations of known extremism among personnel of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence and the possibility of terror threats from Afghanistan.
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