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Pakistan hands over list of 76-terrorist to Afghan officials

Pakistan hands over list of 76-terrorist to Afghan officials

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Feb 17, 2017 - 10:09

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Pakistaninfo-icon on Friday summoned officials of the Afghan embassy to the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi to lodge protest against the use of Afghan soil by terrorists to carry out attacks in Pakistan, a media report said on Friday.

According to Dawn, the Afghan officials were handed over a list of 76 "most wanted" terrorists by the Pakistan Army, DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said in a Tweet.

Afghanistaninfo-icon was asked to either take "immediate action" against the named terrorists or hand them over to Pakistan, he said.

The move comes two days after a senior Afghan diplomat was summoned to the Foreign Office in Islamabad to receive protest over the use of territory of his country for launching terrorist attacks in Pakistan.

The Afghan diplomat was given a demarche containing details of the recent terrorist attacks and supporting information.

United Nations and European Commission (UN&EC) Additional Secretary Tasnim Aslam in her meeting with the Afghan official had raised the "grave concern [Pakistan has] about the continuing terrorist attacks on Pakistani soil by the terrorist outfit Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JA) [operating] from its sanctuaries inside Afghanistan".

At least 70 people including 20 children and over hundreds wounded in an overnight bombing on Sufi Shrine in Sindh province of Pakistan.

The militant Islamic State group (IS) claimed the attack, which came after a series of bloody extremist assaults this week.

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