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Pakistan, Afghanistan, ISAF discuss ways to counter explosive threat
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08:01, December 18, 2007

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Experts on the Improvised Explosives Devices (IED) from Pakistan, Afghanistan and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) met in Pakistan Monday and reviewed measures to counter the IED threat, the Pakistani army said.

A statement from the army's Inter-Services Public Relations said that the civil population as well as security forces on both sides of the Pak-Afghan border were faced with the IED threat.

The delegates at the 13th Counter IED Working Group meeting attended by the Afghan National Army (ANA), ISAF and Pakistan Armyand had a day-long discussion at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, a city some 30 kms south from Islamabad.

At the end of the meeting, participants expressed their satisfaction over the progress made so far since the establishment of the working group as a sub-committee of the tripartite commission, it said.

The working group resolved to take forward the good work already done through more intimate cooperation in the field of fight on IED, the statement said.

Brigadier General Mohammad Salim, Director General Disaster Response of the ANA, led the Afghan delegation while Brigadier Pevil Matsko of the Slovakian Army headed the ISAF delegation. Brigadier Farooq Murrawat led the Pakistan side.

Source: Xinhua

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