Afghanistan blames Pakistan for insurgency
Posted on 11 months ago
MOD spokesman Gen Zahir Azimi said that Pakistan's claims were not going to help solve the problem of terrorism, rather, it will only contribute to the problem.
"With confidence we can say that every day, dozens of insurgents are crossing the border [from Pakistan] into Afghanistan. They are equipped and trained outside of Afghanistan's territory. No insurgents are crossing from Afghanistan into Pakistan," he told TOLO news.
His comments come after Pakistan's Army Chief Gen. Kayani urged the top US and Isaf commander in Afghanistan Gen John Allen to curb border incursions during Allen's visit to the country. A senior Pakistani military official said that the meeting with Allen was a routine affair.
"We also raised the issue of cross-border attacks on the Pakistan military from Afghanistan. We demanded that Isaf take action against the militant sanctuaries in Afghanistan and eliminate the militant groups involved in cross-border attacks inside Pakistan," he said.
Pakistan said around 100 Afghan-based insurgents crossed the border into its northwestern district of Upper Dir on Sunday. At least 13 soldiers were killed and around 11 are still missing. Pakistani officials said Tuesday that seven of them were beheaded.
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident early in the week, and released a video on Thursday with 17 heads of men placed on a sheet which it claims are the soldiers it attacked. It said 18 soldiers were killed.
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