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Afghanistan claims Taliban chiefs live in Pak

Afghanistan's foreign minister claims that Taliban leaders are living in Pak and coordinating terrorist strikes from there.

india Updated: May 21, 2006 14:36 IST
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Afghanistan's foreign minister on Sunday claimed that Taliban leaders are living in Pakistan and coordinating terrorist strikes in Afghanistan from there.

The comments by Rangeen Dadfar Spanta at a press conference in Kabul come after some of the deadliest violence in Afghanistan since the ouster of the Taliban in 2001.

"The leadership of the Taliban and other terror groups are living in Pakistan," he said.

When asked if the rebel commanders were coordinating attacks inside Afghanistan from there, Spanta said, "Exactly, that is the case."

"The movement and the communication during these terrorist attacks is from the other side" of the frontier, he said.

First Published: May 21, 2006 14:36 IST