Cross-Border Assaults: Pakistan Condemns Troop Deaths, Karzai Calls for Probe

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Afghan President Karzai has called for an end to a wave of cross-border attacks during a meeting with Pakistani Army Chief Ashfaque Pervez Kiyani, as Islamabad claimed five attacks had been launched from Afghanistan in one month. The demand came before a summit of senior officials from the US, Afghanistan and Pakistan who will meet in Kabul on Tuesday to push forward the Afghan reconciliation process. A statement issued from Karzai’s palace following the meeting claimed that Kiyani had agreed to conduct a probe, but that couldn’t be confirmed. Few hours following the meeting, the Pakistani military said five attacks from Afghanistan during the last month had left 55 troops dead.