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Sunday, December 18, 2011
Kabul (BNA) The leaders of Russia and India once again expressed their support to Afghanistan. 
Manmohan Singh the Prime Minister of India and Dimitry Medvedov President of the Russian Federative during their meeting in Moscow reiterated on continued support of their countries to Afghanistan. 
In the statement released after the meeting of the Russian and Indian leaders, they declared their support for stability of Afghanistan and free of terrorism and narcotics. 
The leaders of the two countries signed a strategic long-term treaty in defense, health and technology spheres in which mention was made about Afghanistan as well. 
The statement also supports the process of security forces and emphasis is made on equipping and further training of the Afghan security forces. 
The Prime Minister of India and the Russian President supported the efforts of the Afghan government for ensuring of peace and added that any types of talks with the opposition should take place under the leadership of Afghan government.

Washingtion:  US secretary of state on Monday stressed on participation of Pakistan in Bonn conference held in the coming week in Bonn city of Germany. 
Mark Tuner, a US spokesperson for foreign ministry told the reporters in a news conference, “Participation of Pakistan in Bonn conference is important for future stability of Afghanistan.
Adding there no suggestion and hints related to postponement of the conference.” 
Previously, it was reported in US media that Hamid Karzai, president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan might ask Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari for the participation of Pakistan in Bonn conference.

Islamabad: Pakistani ministry of foreign affairs has summoned Cameron Monter, the US ambassador in Islamabad to protest for the recent NATO air strikes on Pakistani security forces. 
Pakistan foreign affairs ministry on Saturday evening issued a statement that US ambassador to Islamabad had been summoned to Pakistan ministry of foreign affairs for protesting the NATO attacks on Pakistani security checkpoints based in tribal areas of north-western Muhamand agency. 
Based on the statement, Salman Bashir, deputy minister of foreign affairs told Cameron Monter, the US ambassador to Islamabad NATO helicopters attacks on Pakistani security forces that killed 23 Pakistani security forces and injured 15 others are not acceptable. 


 

PESHAWAR: NATO helicopters from Afghanistan carried out an "unprovoked" attack on a Pakistani border post, killing at least 20 troops and injuring four others Saturday, the military said.

According to a military spokesman, NATO helicopters carried out unprovoked and indiscriminate firing on a Pakistani checkpost in Mohmand agency last night.

Security officials in the Mohmand tribal region near the Afghan border and a military official in Peshawar said 20 troops including two officers were killed in the pre-dawn incident.

They said the attack took place on the Salala checkpost in the Baizai district of the rugged tribal terrain.

NATO confirmed it was aware of "an incident" near the border and said it was investigating.

All entry and exit points of Mohmand Agency were sealed by the security forces after the incident.

 

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