After the brutal terrorist attack at the Kabul Airport, Afghanistan's 'caretaker' President Amrullah Saleh on Friday (August 27) said that they had evidence in hand which showed links of the IS-K cells with the Taliban and the Haqqani network operating in Kabul. The leader remarked that the Taliban denying links with ISIS was equivalent to Pakistan's denial on Quetta Shura and said that they had 'learned well' from their masters.
Saleh tweeted, “Every evidence we have in hand shows that IS-K cells have their roots in Talibs & Haqqani network particularly the ones operating in Kabul. Talibs denying links with ISIS is identical/similar to denial of Pak on Quetta Shura. Talibs hv leanred vry well from the master. #Kabul”
Saleh had been critical of Pakistan for its support for Taliban terrorists. He had hit out at Pakistan's attempt to create chaos on Afghan soil and had stated that the Quetta Shura council was nothing else but a title for the Pakistan military to implement its plans.
The Quetta Shura was formed after the collapse of the Taliban Government in 2001. The organisation consisted of senior leaders of the Afghan Taliban such as Mohammed Omar who fled to Pakistan's Quetta in Balochistan after US troops retaliated in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.