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Taliban network reaches South Korea

Agents working for the Islamist group have been arrested weeks before Seoul G20

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The Taliban’s network may be more far-reaching than first imagined. According to Korean intelligence officials, members of the Taliban were recently caught in Korea and more are believed to be working there in secret. This discovery has sparked security concerns less than three weeks before the G20 summit in Seoul. The Taliban members were caught seeking to export strategic weapons to Palestine, taking advantage of South Korea’s lax controls on strategic arms exports. Seoul authorities, working with Interpol, confiscated a ship carrying weapons right after it entered Palestine. One anonymous official said, “We believe more Taliban agents are in the country and are trying to track them down before the G20 summit.”

Korea Herald

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