Monday, February 05, 2007

Tensions Rise Over Afghan-Pakistan Lawless Border Region

The lawless border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan continues to be, as described by Carin Zissis, of the Council on Foreign Relations, in her article Pakistan's Broken Border, "the flash point for tensions between the two countries as Kabul grows increasingly critical of Islamabad's seeming inability to control cross-border raids by Islamic militants."

"Afghanistan continues to demand that Pakistan purge terrorist cells. Can Pakistan's controversial proposal to mine the frontier halt cross-border raids into Afghanistan?"

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