2017-02-21

Pakistan, Afghanistan vow joint fight against terror

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed in principle to fight terrorism together, media reported Monday (February 20).

The mutual understanding came after Pakistan contended that insurgents hiding in Afghanistan are attacking Pakistan.

"We are a victim of terror [like Pakistan]," Afghan government Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said at a Monday (February 20) Council of Ministers meeting, TOLO News reported. "The only solution in [the] fight against terrorism is to co-operate."

Pakistan and Afghanistan will battle the "common enemy" of terrorism together, Pakistani army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa said, according to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement issued Monday (February 20), Dawn reported.

Bajwa welcomed Afghanistan's proposal for a result-oriented mutual struggle, ISPR added.

Pakistan closed the border with Afghanistan after suffering deadly attacks last week and reportedly targeted a Jamatul Ahrar training camp inside Afghanistan.

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