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Foreign Office summons Afghan Charge d’Affaires

Islamabad expresses over Afghan Border Forces' unjustified bombardment at Chaman

The Afghan Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad was called to the Foreign Ministry to express their displeasure over the Afghan Border Security Forces’ unjustified bombardment and firing at Chaman.

Pakistan has vehemently denounced the recent episodes of unjustified shelling by Afghan Border Security Forces in Chaman, according to the Foreign Office spokesman.

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It was emphasized once again that all parties were accountable for ensuring residents’ safety.

The foreign office spokesperson has said that peace on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border was essential to Pakistan’s commitment to maintaining cordial ties with Afghanistan.

It was said that peace at the border was beneficial for both governments and residents and safeguarding the citizens was the combined responsibility of both countries.

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FO spokesperson said that Pakistan was committed to better relations with Afghanistan. The resolve to maintain brotherly relations was also reiterated.

Armed skirmishes between Pakistani and Afghan security forces broke out at Chaman on Thursday leaving at least one person dead and 15 others injured four days after Afghan authorities had apologized to Islamabad over the previous cross-border firing that had resulted in the deaths of eight people.

According to a statement from Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), indiscriminate shooting from within Afghanistan on the civilian population of Chaman had caused several unintentional civilian casualties throughout the day.

Kabul though appeared to blame Pakistan for the hostile gesture. The Taliban ministry of defence had stated in a tweet that Pakistani soldiers had fired first and demanded that the matter be settled through discussions.


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