Pakistan ambassador summoned over border skirmish
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Thursday summoned the Pakistani ambassador over cross-border fire in the Barmal district of southeastern Paktika province that left one Afghan border policeman dead and another wounded.
Earlier on Wednesday, MOFA said eight Pakistani soldiers were also killed during the overnight exchange of fire in the Angoor Adda locality of the district that took place on Tuesday night.
According to a statement, Pakistan’s ambassador Ibrar Hussain was summoned over the incident today’s morning.
The statement said Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai expressed concerns over cross border shelling and shared Afghan government reservations over the incident.
Karzai said the attack by Pakistani forces on the Afghan border was beyond all international and diplomatic norms.
He asked the Pakistani government to prevent such attacks in future. Repeating such actions could deeply damage relationship of the two neighbouring countries, Karzai warned.
The residents of Barmal district say that Pakistani forces have been stationed in the area many years ago and they were trying to build new facilities on the Afghan land.
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