The Latest: Afghan Leader Calls on Pakistan to Stop Attacks

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Afghanistan’s chief executive is calling on Pakistan to keep its promise to crack down on Islamic extremists blamed for carrying out cross-border attacks and destablilzing the impoverished war-torn country.

Abdullah Abdullah’s address Monday night to the U.N.’s General Assembly came hours after a fast-moving assault by the Taliban captured the strategic northern Afghan city of Kunduz in a multi-pronged attack involving hundreds of fighters, the first time the insurgents have seized a major urban area since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.