Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of supporting Taliban militants



The government of Afghanistan accused Pakistan for supporting the Taliban militants by increasing the presence of its military personnel and advisers among the terrorist groups in Afghanistan, Afghan media reported today.

The issue was discussed during the National Security Council (NSC) meeting chaired by President Hamid Karzai.

Pakistan was also criticized for the continued cross-border shelling in Dangam and Shegal districts of eastern Kunar province and the NSC warned that the government and people of Afghanistan will not remain silent regarding such obvious violations.

The NSC also accused Pakistan for plotting a major attack by Taliban militants in Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province. According to the NSC, around one thousand Taliban militants launched coordinated attacks on security check posts in Hesarak which was retaliated by Afghan security forces.

NSC praised Afghan security forces, local government and people of Hesarak district for their close cooperation to respond to terrorist attack which left at least 134 militants dead.

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