Taliban's increased activity in Afghanistan putting pressure on Pak: Report

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London, July 26 (ANI): Saturday's suicide attack on government buildings in Afghanistan's southeastern city of Khost has raised fears in Pakistan about more such strikes and blood shed by the Taliban in the near future.

With elections in Afghanistan less than a month away, the increased extremist activities has raised the pressure bar on Pakistan to help ensure a peaceful election.

The United States has asked Islamabad to deploy troops at key points along its border with Afghanistan, where Allied forces have launched a massive surge to stop Taliban fighters from sneaking into Pakistan.

Officials stationed in Afghanistan said they have faced less resistance than actually expected, but they are also aware of the fact that it was mainly due to the Taliban fading away into the tough terrains of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region, The Sunday Times reports.

"Officials are well aware that the militants can be eliminated only if Pakistan stops allowing them sanctuary," the report said.S and NATO commanders have often complained about the presence of terror safe havens in Pakistan.

During his recent three day visit to Pakistan, US Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, asked Islamabad to fortify its border along Afghanistan.

Pakistan, on the other hand, has continuously raised objections to the US' offensive in southern Afghanistan saying more militants are crossing over to its territory and creating unrest in the troubled Baloch region.(ANI)

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