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Pakistani Foreign Ministry says American weapons in Afghanistan “fell into the hands of terrorists”

The weapons remaining after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan “fell into the hands of terrorists.” The official spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said this during a press briefing.


“We don't blame anyone, but the [American] weapons left behind in Afghanistan require global attention as they have fallen into the hands of terrorist groups,” Baloch was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune.

Pakistan informed the interim government of Afghanistan about its concerns with terrorist attacks using American weapons from Afghan territory, the diplomat added.


It was used by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan militants in attacks on Pakistani military checkpoints in areas bordering Afghanistan in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province this week, local media reported.


Earlier, a spokesman of the radical Taliban movement that seized power in Afghanistan Zabihullah Mujahid argued that American-made weapons left by the United States in Afghanistan are stored in warehouses and their sale is prohibited. “Since the expulsion of foreign troops and the establishment of the Islamic Emirate, all weapons, equipment and vehicles have been kept in the country's warehouses and reserves, and no one is allowed to move or sell them,” Mujahid said.