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Belt and Road

Taliban crack down on Pakistani militants targeting Belt and Road

New Kabul rulers move as pledged to U.S., but largely for Beijing's interests

A member of Taliban forces rides on a pick-up truck mounted with a weapon in Kabul, Oct. 3. The new Afghan ruler started crackdown on a part of Pakistani militants hiding in the country.   © Reuters

ISLAMABAD -- As part of their efforts to protect China's Belt and Road Initiative projects in Pakistan, Islamabad and Beijing have finally succeeded in pushing the Taliban to launch a crackdown on Pakistani separatist groups operating from their sanctuaries in Afghanistan and remove Uyghur rebels from an area that borders China.

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