Kabul peace summit’s plans `leaked to Taliban`
The Taliban claims to have published a detailed security plan showing a western Kabul’s satellite map on its website.
Kabul: The Afghan Government’s security plans for the National Kabul Convention have reportedly been leaked to the Taliban.
The Taliban claims to have published a detailed security plan showing a western Kabul’s satellite map on its Voice of Jihad website.
The plan also shows the security personnel’s phone numbers and US Forces’ Deputy Commander Lieutenant General Curtis Scaparrotti’s signature.
Their publication would be the latest in a series of embarrassments for the Afghan government and its security forces, if documents are found to be genuine.
The rebels boast that they have acquired the convention’s security plans "by means of its personnel embedded inside the enemy ranks".
"These important secrets which you will see in the below pages have been acquired by Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate [the name the Taliban choose to go by] from two Ministries and from the special security corps of the government,” the Independent quoted a Taliban statement, as saying.
"Our upcoming attacks will become even more lethal and precise with the acquisition of such intelligence material, if Allah wills it. It is also necessary to remind those people who want to participate in this Jirga... that their lists and actions will be noted down and they will be put on trial. Then they will be humiliated,” it added.
An Afghan Interior Ministry spokesperson, however, denounced the Taliban claim as a plot designed to intimidate participants.
About 2,000 elders are expected to attend the conference to discuss Af-US ties and peace talks with the Taliban.