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Pakistan’s claim of rescuing Afghan soldier baseless: MoI

Pakistan’s claim of rescuing Afghan soldier baseless: MoI

Jun 17, 2015 - 12:57

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Following Pakistaninfo-icon’s claim that its security forces crossed into Afghanistaninfo-icon and evacuated a wounded Afghan soldier, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Wednesday rejected that claim as baseless and concocted.

A statement from the Afghanistan Ministry of Interior said that the Pakistani claim was untrue.

A day earlier, Pakistani media reports that the country’s crossed into Afghanistan on Tuesday evacuating a wounded Afghan soldier. The solider, it said was injured in gun battle with terrorists.

“This afternoon an Afghan soldier was severely injured in an exchange of fire with terrorists 600 metres inside Afghan territory. “Afghan authorities sought help for evacuation of the soldier and Pakistani forces stationed at a nearby post responded quickly and brought the wounded soldier to Pakistani side of the border,” a military spokesman said.

The injured soldier was deployed at Afghan Army’s ‘Shaheen Post’, which is some 1.5 km west of Bajaur’s Nawapass area. The soldier is now being treated at a military hospital in Khar, the headquarters of Bajaur tribal region.


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