`Afghanistan needs Pak support to stop Haqqanis`

Afghan Foreign Minister further stressed on training and equipping of national security forces.

Washington: Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul has said it was important to get full cooperation from Islamabad in order to prevent the Haqqani network, which US officials claim a "veritable arm" of Pakistan`s military-run spy agency ISI, from carrying out terrorist attacks inside Afghanistan.

"There is no doubt that are there are forces from outside of our border, they are attacking the Afghans and US and NATO forces. These sanctuaries are not in Afghanistan. So we need to work hard, try to convince Pakistan to cooperate more and more on not allowing them to do that," Rassoul told the CNN in an interview.

"I think what I know, the Haqqani network is not based in Afghanistan, and they are from there planning their attack. And we want Pakistan to be more efficient on stopping them to do that," he said in response to a question.

The Afghan minister said in order to achieve successful transition, Kabul need continued help of the United States and training and equipping of national security forces, which is under way very positively.

"And we hope that by the end of 2014, Afghanistan national security forces will be fully in charge of security of Afghanistan," he said.


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