Gen Sher Mohammad Karimi
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Afghan army chief: 'Pakistan controls Taliban'

3 July 2013 Last updated at 16:23 BST

Fighting in Afghanistan could be stopped "in weeks" if Pakistan told the Taliban to end the insurgency, the head of the Afghan army has told the BBC.

Gen Sher Mohammad Karimi said Pakistan controlled and gave shelter to Taliban leaders, deliberately unleashing fighters on Afghanistan.

Pakistan denies controlling the Taliban and says the comments are "malign".

Richard Galpin reports.