Pakistan’s military service has covertly guided the insurgency in Afghanistan, a series of reports declassified by a website called WikiLeaks suggests. The reports allegedly show that Pakistan allowed members of its spy service to meet and secretly strategize with the Taliban on how to organize militant groups to fight the U.S.-led offensive in Afghanistan, the New York Times says. Most of the information in the WikiLeaks documents cannot be verified but several sources of the reports were validated as reliable by U.S. military personnel themselves. Pakistan has strongly denied these claims, saying the reports were “unprocessed” and did “not reflect the current onground realities,” BBC reports.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.