Pak, Afghanistan 'incubators' of terrorism and extremism: Russian security chief

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Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Nov 11(ANI): Pakistan and Afghanistan have become the 'incubators' of terrorism, and pose a threat to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Russian security chief has said.

Director of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov said this at the end of the meeting of the CIS chiefs of security and intelligence services in Dushanbe.

"These (Pakistan and Afghanistan) countries have become 'incubators' of terrorism and extremism, which are spreading into the region, CIS countries and the whole world," the Nation quoted Director of Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov, as saying.

Bortnikov, who is also the Chairman of Russia's National Anti-terror Committee (NAC), also expressed deep concern at the security threat posed by the infiltration of the Taliban.

"We are carefully monitoring this situation and keeping it under constant control," Bortnikov said.

CIS was formed in December 1991, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. (ANI)

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