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Taliban receiving financing, logistic infrastructure from Pakistan

Taliban, which has launched a series of terror attacks in Afghanistan, has been receiving financing and logistic infrastructure support from Pakistan, a former top Pentagon official has told lawmakers."The large amounts of weapons and explosives used by the Taliban throughout Afghanistan showed they had the financing and logistics infrastructure to move this military equipment from their depots and supply chains in Pakistan to wherever such supplies were needed in Afghanistan," said David S Sedney, who was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia from 2009-2013."Beyond equipment from Pakistani sources, fighters from Pakistan – in most cases ethnic Pashtuns educated in jihad in extremist mosques in areas of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan – were widely used in some of the Taliban offensives," Sedney told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing.