A WikiLeaks cable reveals that the Afghan government admitted to hosting about 500 Baloch and Sindhi separatists in a camp in Kandahar.
According to the cable, the Afghan Interior Minister Hanif Atmar claimed there is a refugee camp in Kandahar that serves the separatists who fled former President Musharaff’s crackdown. However, he said there is no evidence that the camp serves as a training ground for anti-Pakistan terrorists, and denied public claims by Interior Minister Rehman Malik that Afghanistan has admitted to hosting anti-Pakistan terrorist training camps.
Wikileaks reveals that Atmar’s denial comes in response to Malik’s statement that the Afghans had admitted hosting anti-Pakistan elements.
The Afghan interior minister said he was disappointed with Rehman Malik’s claims, as the Afghans had never said anything of the sort.
According to WikiLeaks Atmar said Malik’s public comments are a distraction from the important issues that the US, Afghanistan and Pakistan need to focus on in the upcoming trilateral talks.
Cable Referenced: WikiLeaks no. 221326