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Detained ISIS militant in Afghanistan admits to undergoing training in Pak

An Islamic State flag hangs amid electric wires over a street in Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp, near the port-city of Sidon, southern Lebanon January 19, 2016. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Kabul: A loyalist of the ISIS terrorist group arrested by Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Nangarhar province has admitted he received terrorist training in Pakistan.

The militant who was arrested along with two others said he received training in the Kuchlak area near Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan province, reports the Khaama Press.

He admitted to being a resident of Afghanistan’s southern Zabul province and to being taken to Kuchlak to receive insurgency training under the ISIS flag.

This revelation comes as the local officials in Nangarhar earlier said the loyalists of the ISIS terrorist group fighting in the country were mostly the residents of Orakzai Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan.

Meanwhile, the governor’s spokesman, Ataullah Khogyani, said that documents obtained from the dead bodies and those arrested during the operations in Achin, Kot, Haska Mina and other parts of Nangarhar, showed that the militants were originally residents of Orakzai Agency.

He added that intelligence information gathered by the Government also reveal that the ISIS loyalists mostly comprise of Pakistani nationals.

Khogyani also said that the residents of Tajikistan were fighting alongside the Pakistani nationals for ISIS terrorist group after being deployed completing training in Pakistan.(ANI)