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Tuesday
May072013

Relations Getting Worse Between Afghanistan and Pakistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Just a few days after a border clash left one of its police officers dead, the Afghan government is again alleging that its forces were attacked on Monday by Pakistan.

Kabul, in an official protest with Islamabad, said that if there are "any further unprovoked attacks by Pakistani forces, Pakistan will bear responsibility for any consequences."

The Afghan Foreign Ministry did not reveal if any casualties resulted in the latest skirmish although thousands of people demonstrated in the capital on Monday, shouting "Death to Pakistan."

This new incident will only further strain ties between the two countries, which have long blamed each other for the proliferation of Taliban and al Qaeda fighters who traverse the shared border.

Two weeks ago, Secretary of State John Kerry met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani Army chief Gen. Ashfaq Kayan in Brussels to get their governments to work more closely in hammering out an agreement with the Taliban to end the 11-year war in Afghanistan.

The U.S. sees Islamabad’s involvement as key in reaching a deal because of its complicated relationship with the Taliban, which originated in Pakistan.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio