Pakistan Claims 90% Of Terrorists Operating in Afghanistan are Targeting CPEC Projects

Pakistan’s Counter-Terrorism Department CTD on Thursday claimed that around 90 percent of terrorists operating in Afghanistan are actively targeting the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a multi-billion dollars project.

The Deputy Inspector General of CTD, Javed Iqbal Wazir,. said these terrorist groups are planning attacks mainly targeting CPEC projects and other key installations.

According to Wazir, the anti-terrorism wing has arrested five major groups of Islamic State (IS) in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Bannu regions of the country within the past year.

“Three of the major groups were busted by the CTD Peshawar region while two were busted by the CTD Bannu range. The held terrorists were involved in over 40 incidents of target-killing, including attacks on polio vaccination teams,” Wazi added.

The CPEC is a variety of infrastructure projects currently under development in Pakistan with the value of $62 billion, where Islamabad intends to massively improve its economy through building modern transpiration networks, energy projects, and special economic zones.

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