Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Security: Afghanistan rejects border fence with Pakistan

Afghanistan has rejected Pakistan's proposal to fence the 2,500-kilometre border with Afghanistan. A spokesman for President Hamid Karzai reiterated Afghanistan's strong rejection of the idea, saying the militancy must be stopped at its roots.

The Daily Star reports the border was drawn by the colonial British more than a century ago and is not accepted by Afghanistan, which is suspicious of attempts to have it internationally recognised.