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Cameron Urges Islamabad And Kabul To Join Forces Against Terrorists


Afghan President Hamid Karzai (center), Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashfraf (left), and British Prime Minister David Cameron shake hands before a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on July 19.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai (center), Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashfraf (left), and British Prime Minister David Cameron shake hands before a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on July 19.

British Prime Minister David Cameron has called on Afghanistan and Pakistan to work together against insurgents in the two countries' border region.

Cameron said that the terrorists are trying to wreck both Pakistan and Afghanistan so they need to "be together in one single fight."

Cameron and Afghan President Hamid Karzai met Pakistan's new Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for the first time on July 19.

They emphasized that Afghan efforts to negotiate with the Taliban need Islamabad's help to be successful.

The British, U.S., and Afghan governments have long criticized Pakistan for not doing enough to stop cross-border attacks by insurgent groups based inside Pakistan.

Islamabad also charges that some insurgents cross the border from the Afghan side and attack Pakistani security forces.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP
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