Gen. Eduard Melnikov made the remarks at a meeting of leaders of anti-terror forces of the CIS countries in Kazakhstan.
"Despite the stern measures by the international anti-terror coalition led by the United States, remnants of the al-Qaida and Taliban are still active in Afghanistan," he said.
"What's more, drug trafficking is on the rise in Afghanistan and conflicts between tribes still exist and the country remains on the verge of a civil war. All these pose a huge threat to the security situation in Central Asia," said Melnikov.
The three-day meeting of leaders of the anti-terror forces of the CIS countries is being held in the port city of of Ala-too in west Kazakhstan.
During the meeting, security services of Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine will hold a joint anti-terror drill.
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