A spokesman for the provincial government of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan has said Islamist parties in Pakistan are providing financial help to the Taleban, funding attacks in the area. The Kandahar Government spokesman, Khaled Pushtun, said some of Afghanistan’s neighbours were supplying Taleban insurgents with money to carry out attacks aimed at destabilising the region. Mr Pushtun was speaking amidst calls for greater security measures in the border areas between the two countries following another attack on an Afghan Government post by suspected Taleban. He said that while Afghanistan had good relations with the Pakistani Government, Islamist political parties in Pakistan had always openly supported the Taleban, and they were continuing to provide funds and moral support now. Full Story
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