Ghani promises enhanced security for Pakistani diplomats
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Hours after Wednesday’s attack on the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad, President Ashraf Ghani promised enhanced security for Pakistani diplomats in Afghanistan.
At least seven Afghan security personnel and three of the assailants were killed in the four-hour attack claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group. Nangarhar province is a stronghold of the IS and Taliban.
Ghani phoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to condemn the assault on the consulate and assured security for Pakistani diplomats in Afghanistan would be boosted.
“The Afghan president made a telephone call to the prime minister and apprised him regarding the attack,” a statement from Sharif’s office said. The prime minister called terrorism a common enemy.
Sharif said the two neighbours would jointly fight terrorism to eliminate it once for all.” He expressed profound grief over the death of the Afghan security personnel in the attack.
Also on Wednesday, the Foreign Office said the Afghan government had been asked to thoroughly investigate the attack and share findings with Pakistan.
Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.