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Reports of deal with Pakistani spy agency rile some in Afghanistan
Reports of deal with Pakistani spy agency rile some in Afghanistan

An intelligence-sharing pact with Pakistan has sparked anger and confusion in neighboring Afghanistan and fresh criticism of President Ashraf Ghani’s approach to ending the conflict with Taliban insurgents. The deal between Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security and Pakistan’s military-run spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence directorate, is strongly opposed by many Afghans and former officials who have long accused Pakistan of supporting insurgents battling the government in Kabul. The details of the pact have not been announced publicly. However, after media reports said it called for the ISI to train and equip Afghan intelligence personnel, an outcry...

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