Russia responds over media reports of Daesh terrorists transfer from Pakistan to Russian border regions

Russia responds over media reports of Daesh terrorists transfer from Pakistan to Russian border regions
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MOSCOW - Russia says it is closely cooperating with Pakistan in the fight against terrorism and advancing the peace process in Afghanistan.

Speaking at weekly press briefing in Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry's Spokesperson Maria Zhakharova said both the countries share common concerns on Daesh militants' gaining momentum and their expansion on Afghanistan-Tajikistan border.

To a question, she strongly rebutted reported remarks by Russian Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Igor Zubov regarding alleged movement of Daesh terrorists by helicopters from Pakistan to Tajikistan border, terming it a "slip of tongue".

Maria Zhakharova said great contribution is being made by all the countries bordering Afghanistan and Russia is a reliable partner of those countries in every effort to ensure security of the borders.

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