Washington: The United States has expressed its concern over the increasing border tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

"I can tell you on the border, the major issue that I'm concerned about is the border tension between Afghanistan and Pakistan," General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said.

"We have got a number of cross-border incidents over the last couple months," he said adding that they're working through it in a bilateral way.

Dempsey referred to the recent border skirmish between Afghan and Pakistani soldiers and the construction of military installations along the disputed border. "We have a moratorium right now on construction along the border. Both the Afghan leadership and the Pakistani leadership have agreed to give us some time to help work through that," he said.

Dempsey said that the terrorist safe havens continue to exist in Pakistan. "We certainly know that there's still sanctuary in Pakistan and the Haqqani Network is still operating out of Pakistan" he added.

(Agencies)

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