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Pakistan seeks extradition of IS-K leader from Afghanistan

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KABUL: Pakistan has asked Afghan government to extradite a leader in the local branch of ISIS who was arrested in an Afghan intelligence operation in southern Afghanistan earlier last week.
Aslam Farooqi is a Pakistani national wanted in connection with attacks claimed by ISIS in Pakistan. The Afghan government accuses Farooqi of involvement in last month’s attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul on a Sikh house of worship that killed 25 worshipers.
ISIS claimed the attack, where single gunman rampaged through the Sikh temple on March 25, exploding grenades and firing at worshipers.
There was no immediate response from Afghanistan.
Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said the Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan, Atif Mashal, had been summoned and told of Pakistan’s worries about the activities of the ISIS affiliate known as ISIS-Khorassan headquartered in the eastern Afghan region bordering
Pakistan.
“Since Aslam Farooqi was involved in anti-Pakistan activities in Afghanistan, he should be handed over to Pakistan for further investigations,” the ministry said in a statement posted on its website.
Farooqi, whose real name is Abdullah Orakzai, was arrested last weekend along with 19 other ISIS members, according to Afghanistan’s intelligence agency.
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