Kabul asks Pak to do more to fight ultras

Agence France Presse

Kabul, June 21:

Afghanistan urged neighbouring Pakistan today to crack down on militants hiding in its territory, a day after it was revealed that Afghan intelligence agents scuttled a plot by three Pakistanis to assassinate US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad. “Some senior members of the Taliban, including some who are involved in killings and are considered terrorists, are in Pakistan,” presidential spokesman Jawed Ludin said at a press conference in the capital, Kabul. He said Islamabad wasn’t doing enough to crack down on the militants, and said there would never be peace in Afghanistan until the two nations “join hands together to fight terrorism.” “Our people are dying, our schools are getting burned, our mosques are getting blown up,” he said.