Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Afghan Interior Minister And Intelligence In Pakistan Holding Talks On The Growing Violence In Afghanistan

VOA: Afghan Spy Chief, Interior Minister Make Surprise Pakistan Visit

ISLAMABAD — Top Afghan security officials have made a surprise visit to Pakistan, to discuss mutual cooperation with civilian and military leaders following a series of deadly Taliban and other militant attacks in Afghanistan.

The visit Wednesday took place hours after U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan urged Afghan leaders to engage in bilateral discussions with Pakistani counterparts.

Increased militant violence in Afghanistan has fueled Kabul’s tensions with Islamabad amid accusations insurgents used sanctuaries in Pakistan to plot recent suicide bombings, with the help of the country’s spy agency, ISI.

Pakistani authorities condemned the terrorist attacks and rejected the Afghan charges as unfounded and emphasized the need for “a credible investigation” into the attacks.

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Update #1: Afghan spy chief visits Pakistan in wake of Kabul attacks (Reuters)
Update #2: Afghan interior minister, intelligence chief in Pakistan for talks: FO (GEO TV)

WNU Editor: Afghan - Pak relations are truly in the "toilet" .... Ghani Refuses To Take Pakistan PM’s Phone Call (Tolo News)

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