Taliban soldiers stand guard near the scene of an operation against Islamic State militants in Kabul on July 7. Photo: EPA/EFE
Taliban soldiers stand guard near the scene of an operation against Islamic State militants in Kabul on July 7. Photo: EPA/EFE
Afghanistan

Uygur separatist group rebuilds bases in Afghanistan even as China-Taliban ties grow

  • ETIM is continuing to grow its operations in Afghanistan almost a year after the Taliban vowed it would stamp out terror groups when it returned to power, the UN says
  • Analysts say even though ETIM, which is aligned with al-Qaeda, has kept a low profile, it remains a ‘ticking time bomb for China’

Taliban soldiers stand guard near the scene of an operation against Islamic State militants in Kabul on July 7. Photo: EPA/EFE
Taliban soldiers stand guard near the scene of an operation against Islamic State militants in Kabul on July 7. Photo: EPA/EFE
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