A British NATO commander says he has proof Pakistan’s military intelligence is training Taliban fighters to attack NATO troops in Afghanistan.
Lt. Gen. David Richards, commander of NATO troops in Afghanistan, said he will personally deliver his evidence to Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, the Sunday Times of London reported.
Richards said he also plans to ask the president order the arrests of Taliban leaders living in Pakistan.
Musharraf has acknowledged “a Taliban problem on the Pakistan side of the border,” the Times said.
Richards said captured Taliban fighters and failed suicide bombers confirmed they were trained by the Pakistani intelligence service.
Information Richards is expected to present to Musharraf includes an address for Taliban leader Mullah Omar, thought to be living in Ouetta, the Times said. There also is evidence compiled by U.S., NATO and Afghan intelligence — including satellite photos and video — of training camps inside Pakistan for Taliban solders and suicide bombers.