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Pakistan Hits Back Over WikiLeaks Afghan War Dossier

The recent leak of top-secret US military documents to certain newspapers by whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks has attracted criticism from the governments in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, news website VOA News has reported.

The leaked documents, which cover the period between January 2004 and December 2009, have suggested that Pakistan's intelligence agency, the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), has close links with the militant insurgency in Afghanistan.

Pakistan's ambassador to the US, Hussain Haqqani, responded to the leak by stating that the leaked documents do not reflect current realities and that the country is devoted to working with the US to eliminate Islamist groups propagating terrorism.

"Most of this is not new, most of this is what has been discussed in the past. And most of this is what we have always raised with our international partners. And this is going to help raise more awareness," said Waheed Omar, spokesman for Afghanistan Presidential office in a press conference.

He added that the Afgan government will be examining the documents over time.