Ghani phones Sharif, condemns airforce base attack
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Monday telephoned Pakistan’s Prime Minister Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif and condemned the recent terrorist attack on an airforce base near Peshawar, the capital of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
The Prime Minister House in Islamabad in a statement said the Afghan president denounced the attack on Badaber Airforce base and extended his “heartfelt condolences on the demise of civilians and military personnel in the incident”.
It said the Afghan leader reiterated his government's stance that “Afghanistan will never allow its land to be used against Pakistan by anyone”.
Earlier this week, the Afghan government had strongly rejected the claims as baseless that the attack on the airforce camp was planned and controlled from Afghanistan.
The Pakistani government and military claim the attack that left 29 people dead was planned and controlled from Afghanistan. Nawaz Sharif’s national security advisor Sartaj Aziz had said there were evidences the terrorists had telephonic contacts within Afghanistan and the evidences would be shared with the Afghan authorities.
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