Pak alleges militants getting arms from Afghanistan

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Rawalpindi, Sept 30 : Pakistan security officials have alleged that militants belonging to terrorist organization, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Al Qaeda, were getting weapons and reinforcements from Afghanistan.

The officials said that the Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan were getting help from Pakistani border areas such as Bajaur.

"Now, the tables have turned and the militants locked in heavy fighting with Pakistani forces are getting help from the Afghan side of the border," The News quoted the officials as saying.

"The Pakistan-Afghan border is porous and is now causing trouble for us in Bajaur. Now, movement is taking place to Pakistan from Afghanistan," said a senior security source in the military who didn't want to be named.

Without blaming the Afghan government for sending militants across the border, the officials called on Kabul and US-led forces in Afghanistan to stop the flow.

The security official said that the military operation could normalise the situation but political involvement was needed to address the issue. He also called for national efforts to find a political solution to the problem of terrorism.

"The war against terrorism is a continuous process but at the same time national efforts should be there to find a political solution," the official said and added that since the inception of war against terrorism in 2001, so far 1368 officers and jawans of armed forces were martyred while 3348 were wounded.

ANI

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