ISAF commander to visit Pakistan Thursday

August 2nd, 2012 - 7:12 am ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan Gen John Allen will arrive here Thursday in an one-day official visit.

The top commander will discuss “border coordination matters” with Pakistani Army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Xinhua reported.

The visit comes at a time when tension between Pakistan and Afghanistan has reached a peak over cross-border attacks.

Afghanistan accuses Pakistani security forces of firing rockets into its territory, while Islamabad criticises Kabul for failing to stop cross-border militant attacks.

The militants have carried out at least 15 attacks on Pakistani border posts in the past one year, killing some 100 security personnel and civilians, a military official said.

–Indo-Asian news Service
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