08 June 2017

News Story: Pakistan top leaders concern about Afghanistan "deteriorating security"

ISLAMABAD, June 7 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan's top civil and military leaders on Wednesday "expressed concern on the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan" following a series of recent attacks that killed nearly 200 people.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told diplomats in Kabul on Tuesday that death toll from a deadly truck bombing in Kabul on May 31 reached 150.

Pakistan's National Security Committee of the Cabinet, which met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the chair, strongly condemned the recent terrorism attack in Kabul and resolved to remain steadfast and resolute in support of Afghan people, the prime minister office said in a statement.

"The participants strongly rejected the baseless allegations on Pakistan" in the context of the huge bombing in the well-guarded diplomatic area in Kabul, the statement said in a reference to Afghan intelligence agency's allegations that Pakistan's security authorities had helped the Haqqani network in the attack.

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