A meeting between the heads of state of Afghanistan and Pakistan is expected in the near future -- aimed at ending the feuding between the two countries.
A meeting between the heads of state of Afghanistan and Pakistan is expected in the near future -- aimed at ending the feuding between the two countries. Afghanistan has accused Pakistan of helping to train guerrillas and of supporting cross-border raids. Pakistan has denied the allegations, accusing Afghanistan of shelling and strafing its territory.
SYNOPSIS: Afghanistan backed up claims of Pakistani involvement in harbouring terrorists, with this display of captured arms. They allege that the cache was seized from a group of guerrillas trained in Pakistan-- some by Chinese instructors. They say that the guerrillas cross the border from Pakistan, kill local people, set fire to schools and commit other acts of sabotage. Captured foreign currency was also displayed.
A spokesman for the security services of Afghanistan spoke to a Soviet Television reporter about the arms cache.
He claimed the guerrillas who cross the border from Pakistan are armed with weapons from China, the United States, West Germany and Pakistan. He said after receiving their special training in guerrilla warfare they attempt to conscript supporters in Afghanistan. Their aim, he said, was to provoke religious strike and therefore hinder the revolutionary changes brought about since the left-wing government of President Moor Mohammed Tarakki gained power in Kabul fourteen months ago.
Afghanistan has never recognised the one thousand mile (1,600 km) border with Pakistan which runs through inhospitable mountain countryside peopled by fiercely independent tribesmen. Recently Afghanistan has renewed claims to large parts of Pakistan up to the Indus River.