Pakistan to mine parts of Afghan border

December 26, 2006 13:41

Pakistan will fence and land mine parts of its border with Afghanistan to prevent cross-border militancy, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. Pakistan will also deploy additional paramilitary troops at the frontier, Riaz Mohammed Khan, the ministry's top official, told a news conference. The announcement comes amid growing international criticism of Pakistan over alleged infiltration of Taliban and al-Qaida militants from Pakistan's border regions into Afghanistan.

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