Afghanistan denounced as “improper and provocative” a unilateral flag-lowering ceremony Pakistan recently introduced at a main border crossing with its western neighbor.
Pakistan says the recent killings of Haqqani network leaders in Afghanistan show that allegations Islamabad is harboring the terrorist group are misplaced.
The United States military says this week's deadly clashes with Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan "very likely" harmed civilians.
Sources claim fugitive Afghan Taliban leaders are being increasingly pressured to relocate from Pakistan along with their families and businesses for refusing to join peace talks with Kabul.
A senior Pakistani official says that the U.S. drone attack that killed the Afghan Taliban’s leader last month in the country damaged "mutual trust" between Islamabad and Washington.