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The Afghan Ministry of Defence reiterated on Thursday its stance that Pakistan was responsible for the region's growing insurgency after Pakistan urged Nato to help stop insurgents crossing from Afghanistan into Pakistan.
MOD spokesman Gen. Zahir Azimi said that Pakistan's claims were not going to help solve the problem of terrorism, rather, it will only contribute to the problem.
Afghanistan and Norway will sign a partnership agreement in September this year after having finalised the document in Kabul, President Hamid Karzai's Office said Wednesday.
It comes after the Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre visited President Karzai in Kabul.
Two insurgent leaders were captured in joint Afghan and Nato troop operations in Afghanistan Thursday, Isaf said.
"An Afghan and coalition security force detained a Taliban leader during an operation in Kandahar district, Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan," Isaf said in a statement.