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Pakistan accused of violating accords on border installations

Pakistan accused of violating accords on border installations

Jun 13, 2016 - 16:00

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Monday described the overnight cross-border fire between Afghan and Pakistani border guards in Torkham as an unpleasant accident.

In a statement, the ministry accused Pakistani forces of violating existing accords and treaties on the construction of installations in border areas.

Discussions on the establishment of installations in Torkham were underway and a series of accords had been reached between Afghanistaninfo-icon and Pakistaninfo-icon, the ministry added.

On Sunday night, it alleged, the Pakistani sideembarked on establishing installations in Torkham. They also opened fire on Afghan security and defense forces, the MoFA said.

The Afghan forces retaliated to safeguard the country’s territorial integrity and security of the people, the statement said, adding the armed forces were always ready to defend their country and ward off any kind of threat.

Afghanistan adhered to its pervious accords with Pakistan and called for using peaceful methods to resolve issues. It hoped Pakistan would tackle the problem through diplomatic channels.


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