Pakistan demands custody of captured ISKP leader

After the capture of the leader of the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), operating in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and surrounding areas in Afghanistan last week, Pakistan has demanded Afghanistan to hand him over to Pakistan for plotting terrorist attacks against Pakistani targets.

The Foreign Ministry of Pakistan said, “It was underscored to the Ambassador that since Aslam Farooqi was involved in anti-Pakistan activities in Afghanistan, he should be handed over to Pakistan for further investigations”.

No immediate official response has come from the side of Afghanistan yet.

ISKP leader Farooqi, also identified as Abdullah Orakzai, along with 19 key operatives of his terrorist group were arrested on April 4.

On April 9, ISKP claimed responsibly for an early morning rocket attack at the U.S.-run Bagram airfield, north of Kabul. The NATO’s Resolute Support mission said five rockets were fired at the base but there were no casualties or injuries.

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