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Moscow massacre; terrorism recognizes no border

Reports said that more than 90 people have so far been killed and more than tens of others injured, after a group of five armed men attacked a concert hall in Moscow, the capital of the Russian Federation, on Friday evening. The concert hall, one of the most popular ones in Moscow, which can hold some 6,200 people engulfed in fire, after shooting into the crowd and setting off explosives that caused a huge tragedy. The so-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, by releasing a statement in its Telegram channel. The group, in a statement posted by its Amaq news agency, also said that its fighters had attacked on the outskirts of Moscow, killing and wounding hundreds and causing great destruction to the place before they withdrew to their bases safely. The Russian deadly incident made it clear that terrorism recognizes no border, as a few days ago, two government officials have been killed and as many wounded, after an anti-Pakistani militant opened fire on them in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where, bombings and repeated volleys of gunfire claimed several lives. Also, in Iran, one of the closest neighbors of Afghanistan, militants, armed with assault rifles opened fire on a crowd, killing several and wounding many others. But the Iranian authorities, initially, accused anti-Pakistan militants for the attack and targeted some points in its neighbor’s Baluchistan neighborhood, with missiles and rockets that followed military responds from the Pakistani army. Pakistan, also, fired several missiles into Iranian territory. This is to be noted that Pakistani authorities frequently blame the Islamic Emirate for the insurgencies and security incidents inside their country. The misunderstanding by the Pakistani security agencies resulted in bombing some parts of the country’s southern provinces; Khost and Paktika provinces. The attacks martyred and injured a number of civilians including women and children in the two provinces. Pakistan has strong intelligence. It should track down and identify any subversive elements aiming to disturb the security of its country, instead of blaming Afghanistan for its own failures. Pakistan and Afghanistan have no option except joining hands to counter subversive elements along the two countries’ borders and help both brother nations live in peace. Such misunderstanding, if not prevented, would further fuel tension and deteriorate relations between the two countries. On the other hand, no country wants wrong for its neighbor and this is illogical for a country to resort to enmity to its neighbor, but, instead, make efforts to consider good relations and stay firm against all kinds of insurgencies trying to disturb the security of each other. So, instead of blaming each other, both countries’ security officials should get together and sit around a negotiation table, discuss the issue and address any challenges via diplomatic dialogue. The current tension between the two sides needs serious talk and honest planning by the two sides’ security officials that could be able to lead to a permanent solution to the long protracted challenges. Because, if the situation continues the same, relations between the countries would further deteriorate and the rivals of both nations would use all opportunities available to create further gaps between the two sides and involve both countries in an unrepairable enmity. So, let us start from zero and bridge any gaps in the relation between the two neighbors and do our best to bring further development in relations between the two nations. Once again, this is worth mentioning that the Islamic Emirate has frequently said Afghanistan would never be allowed to be used against other countries nor others would be allowed to interfere in the internal affairs of our country. Abu Inam Hashemi

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