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Safety businesses involved Taliban takeover in Afghanistan may improve terrorism in Southeast Asia: Shanmugam

SINGAPORE: Many safety businesses are involved that the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan may result in extra terrorism within the area, Legislation and Dwelling Affairs Minister Ok Shanmugam mentioned on Friday (Sep 10).

It’s because Afghanistan had, beneath the earlier Taliban regime, supplied a protected haven for potential terrorists from Southeast Asia, together with from Singapore, he mentioned.

“Should you ask what do would-be terrorists want or what helps would-be terrorists exit and do dangerous issues: A protected haven, a spot the place they’ll practice, a spot the place their minds may be hardened and radicalised much more,” Mr Shanmugam informed reporters forward of the 20th anniversary of the Sep 11, 2001 terrorist assaults in the USA.

“And beforehand, what occurred with ISIS and Al-Qaeda was that there have been such protected havens. Afghanistan supplied a protected haven for coaching individuals from Southeast Asia, together with from Singapore; and it supplied a protected haven for coaching, entry to weapons, individuals develop into hardened as a result of there’s coaching on combating, and that makes it very harmful.”

He added: “Will that occur once more? Lots of people concern that. I concern that which may occur once more. So sure, I feel the prospect of elevated terrorism within the area, I feel many safety businesses and critical persons are involved about it.”

International nations had on Wednesday greeted the make-up of the brand new authorities in Afghanistan with warning and dismay after the Taliban appointed hardline veteran figures to prime positions.

The brand new performing Cupboard contains former detainees of the US navy jail at Guantanamo Bay, whereas the inside minister, Sirajuddin Haqqani, is needed by the USA on terrorism costs and carries a reward of US$10 million.


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