Afghanistan concerned over Pakistan-India tension

December 29th, 2008 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Kabul, Dec 29 (IANS) Expressing concern over escalating tension between Pakistan and India, Afghanistan has said that withdrawing Pakistani security forces from the western border and moving them to the border with India would affect Afghanistan, Online news agency reports. According to Radio Kabul, Afghan Foreign Ministry Spokesman Sultan Ahmad said Afghanistan wants peace resolution of differences as increasing tension between Pakistan and India is tantamount to preparing the ground for terrorism in the region.

Sultan said this would also increase the inflow of terrorists to Afghanistan.

Media reports over the weekend spoke of thousands of troops from the Afghan border being moved to the east in wake of mounting tension in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks that India has blamed on elements operating from Pakistan.

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