Vicky Nanjappa

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Taliban-Haqqani rift brings Pakistan’s ISI out of the woodwork in Kabul

New Delhi, Sep 06: The ISI which has claimed that it is a by-stander when it comes to Afghanistan has now turned into a trouble shooter with the government taking longer than anticipated to form.

The latest headache for the ISI is the reported clash between a group of the Taliban and its long standing ally, the Haqqani Network. Reports said that the Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was injured in a clash with the Haqqani Network. This prompted ISI chief, Lt. General Faiz Hameed to rush to Kabul in an attempt to iron out differences.

Everything will be okay, Hameed said in a video message from Kabul. On being asked if he would meet with the Taliban leadership, Hameed remained non-committal but added that they are working on peace and stability. I have just landed he said.

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