Thursday, August 28, 2014


Afghanistan

​Afghanistan Asks Pakistan For Security Help With Vote

An Afghan police officer stands guard during the transportation of ballot boxes to polling stations ahead of April's first round.
An Afghan police officer stands guard during the transportation of ballot boxes to polling stations ahead of April's first round.
By RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan
Afghan officials have asked neighboring Pakistan to help provide security during the second round of the country's presidential election in June.

Security cooperation was on the agenda of a trilateral meeting in Kabul between the Afghan Army Chief of Staff Sher Mohammad Karimi and his Pakistani counterpart, Raheel Sharif, as well as representatives from the NATO-led international forces. 

During the meeting on May 19, Afghan officials urged Pakistan to cooperate in strengthening security in border areas between the two countries. 

Afghanistan also asked Islamabad to stop firing missiles from Pakistani soil onto Afghan territory.

Kabul has long accused Pakistan of backing militants who launch attacks inside Afghanistan. Pakistan denies the claim.

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