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Gen Raheel to visit Kabul for talks today

RAWALPINDI: Army Chief General Raheel Sharif will leave for Kabul today to hold talks with military commanders of Afghanistan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), ARY News reported on Monday.

Gen. Raheel will represent Pakistan in trilateral talks to discuss border issues including allegations of infiltration against each other.  

Pakistan's Army Chief will hold talks with Afghan military chief General Sher Muhammad Karimi and the commander of foreign troops in Afghanistan General Joseph Denford.

According to sources, the military officials will discuss lawlessness in Pak-Afghan border territories and alleged rocket attacks in Afghan province of Kunar from Pakistani side.

Kabul claims that Taliban militants attack in Afghanistan from their hideouts in Pakistan. Islamabad says Afghanistan has given refuge to Mulla Fazalullah, the wanted chief of Tehreek e Taiban Pakistan (TTP).

The sides will hold talks over all issues related to peace in the region, Afghan defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said.

Pakistan's Army Chief Raheel Sharif holding his maiden visit of Kabul after his elevation as the Chief of Army Staff.



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