Russia’s Patrushev claims 20 terrorist groups are active in Afghanistan

Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev has claimed that around 20 terrorist groups, comprising over 23,000 fighters, are operating in Afghanistan.

Patrushev attributed the ongoing crisis in the country to U.S. policies, as reported by Interfax Kazakhstan.

At the sixth multilateral meeting of Security Council Secretaries on Afghanistan, held in Bishkek, participants agreed to exchange information about the activities of these terrorist networks and their affiliates.

After the fall of the previous government in Afghanistan, concerns have been raised about the resurgence of terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda.

There have been allegations that the Taliban are providing sanctuaries to al-Qaeda affiliates. However, the Taliban have insisted that Afghanistan’s territory will not be used for actions against other nations.