After Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the influx of fighters from Iraq and Syria into Afghanistan, he said the militants, including ISIS, were stationed in northern Afghanistan and were trying to disguise themselves as refugees.
Entering Central Asian countries, Tajik and Russian troops have recently begun military exercises at several points near the Afghan border. Both countries said the move was aimed at preventing terrorist groups from entering their countries.
Russia and the Central Asian states will be discussing the threat posed by Afghanistan to Afghanistan at a Moscow summit on Afghanistan. The Taliban have also been invited to the meeting.
The Taliban have said in the past that the country will not pose a threat to any of its neighbors or the world.
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