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Anger at Pakistan on the streets of Kabul

Sunday, October 02, 2011 - 01:53

Oct. 2 - Afghans take to the streets of Kabul to protest against Pakistan's recent shelling of border towns

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Anger on the streets of Kabul. Hundreds of Afghans took to the streets Sunday condemning the recent shelling of border towns by Pakistan's army. This comes amid heightened tensions between the two neighbors, with Afghan officials blaming Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence and the Taliban's senior leadership of plotting to kill the country's former President Burhanuddin Rabbani. Under tight security, the one-hour rally passed without any incidents. But protesters appeared angry and carried large banners with slogans as they chanted "Death to Pakistan" and "Death to ISI". SOUNDBITE: Protester Mohammad Kazem Rang, saying: (Dari): "Pakistan has been firing rockets into Afghanistan over the past two months we condemn this action. We have come here to urge the United Nations to stop the rocket firing of Pakistan on Afghan soil." Many Afghans have long accused Pakistan and the ISI of backing insurgent groups to further Islamabad's own interests, which Pakistan denies. Rabbani's killing was widely seen a major blow to the peace process and came amid worsening security in the country as NATO-led troops begin handing security responsibility to Afghan troops in preparation for full withdrawal from the country by the end of 2014. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters

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Anger at Pakistan on the streets of Kabul

Sunday, October 02, 2011 - 01:53