‘Terrorism’ on increase in Afghanistan, region: Karzai

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai told a counterterrorism summit in Tehran on Saturday that despite his government’s efforts, militancy was on the rise in his country and the region.
“Unfortunately, despite all the achievements in the fields of education, infrastructure and reconstruction, not only has Afghanistan not yet achieved peace and security, but terrorism is expanding and threatening more than ever Afghanistan and the region,” he told the opening session.
The two-day summit is being attended by the heads of state of six regional countries, including Afghan neighbours Iran and Pakistan.