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Afghan Officials Preparing For Militant Incursions From Pakistan

KUNAR, Afghanistan -- Security officials in eastern Afghanistan have expressed concern that a recent peace deal between Pakistani officials and pro-Taliban leaders in the Bajaur tribal area of western Pakistan could "reorganize destructive activities."

Konar Province's chief of security, Abdul Jalal Jalal, told RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan that reports indicate that militants are trying to reestablish their bases in neighboring Afghanistan since signing the peace deal.

He added that 700 additional U.S.-led coalition forces are being sent to the border to counter the threat, and Afghanistan's national army and police in the area are going through preventative measures in case of more crossborder incursions.