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Pakistan army chief, Afghan president vow to fight terror

20 Dec HMV News

Pakistan's army chief and the Afghan president have vowed cooperation between their countries in the battle against terrorism and extremism. General Raheel Sharif and President Ashraf Ghani made the pledge while holding talks in Kabul on Wednesday.

“The time has come for Afghanistan and Pakistan to work together in sincerity and jointly take effective actions against terrorism and extremism,” Ghani said in a statement.”

To restore peace and stability in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Afghanistan is prepared to independently or together with Pakistan, take serious measures against terrorism and extremism,” he added. The statement by Ghani came a day after pro-Taliban militants killed 148 people at a Pakistani school in the city of Peshawar.

Sharif, for his part, said Pakistan is searching for those who were involved in the Peshawar attack, according to the statement from the Afghan presidency.

“[Sharif] said that Afghanistan and Pakistan should jointly work together and take serious steps in the fight against terrorism to prevent the repeat of such acts,” it added.Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants have claimed responsibility for the Tuesday attack, saying it was in retaliation for the army's continuing operation against militant.

 

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