Sharan square named after martyred Afghan soldier
SHARAN (Pajhwok): A square in southeastern Paktika has been named after a martyred border police officer Najibullah who died in exchange of fire with Pakistani military in the border area some days back, an official said.
Some days back, one Afghan border police commander and eight Pakistani soldiers were killed in an overnight exchange of cross-border fire in the Angoor Adda locality in southeastern Paktika province.
The gun battle erupted after Pakistan soldiers tried to create a check-post deep inside the Afghan territory. A security official wishing anonymity confirmed Commander Najibullah was killed in the overnight fighting on the border.
Paktika officials named a square after Najibullah. The square connects Sharan-Gardez, Paktika Attorney General and Municipality roads to each other.
Paktika Governor Aminullah Shareq told a gathering that Najibullah had sacrificed his life for the motherland. Afghan nation and government were morally bound to appreciate his sacrifices.
The family of the slain border police would be given a house and Ghazi Amanullah Kahn medal for demonstrating extraordinary courage, he added.
Obaidullah Saadat, Paktika mayor, praised Najibullah and ensured that the municipality would look after the square better than before since it had named after the martyred.
The residents complained that Pakistan security forces intruded daily into Afghan territory initiated construction on Afghan soil.
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