Pakistan, Afghanistan to share intelligence on Taliban

Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to cooperate against Taliban by sharing intelligence and coordinating operations

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Pakistan's military has said that spy agencies of Pakistan and Afghanistan signed a memorandum of understanding to share information and to cooperate against the Taliban.

The Pakistan military spokesman Major General Asim Bajwa announced the deal on Twitter, saying it includes "intelligence sharing, complementary and coordinated operations on respective sides."  

The deal came after Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif's visit to Kabul last week, along with spy and army chiefs, promising better relations.

Two neighbors have been accusing each other of supporting militants, who belong to different but allied Taliban groups, but since Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's election relations has started to improve.

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