Moscow: Russia has warned against the threat of extremism from Afghanistan. President Vladimir Putin disclosed this at a virtual meeting with heads of intelligence from countries in the Russian-dominated Commonwealth of Independence States (CIS) on Wednesday. 

On recent developments in Afghanistan, Putin said a number of international terrorist groups operate in Afghanistan, saying that a number of ISIS with comat experience from in Iraq and Syria are now active in Afghanistan.

According to Putin, these groups pose security threats to CIS countries, adding that neutralizing the potential threats from Afghanistan is important. President Putin said Russia and CIS countries should constantly monitor the situation on the Afghanistan border with Central Asia and be ready to repel any threats. Putin’s remarks followed reports that the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will hold military drills in Tajikistan, near the border of Afghanistan, on October 22nd and 23rd.

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