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Kabul, Islamabad have agreed to cease fire: Abdullah

Kabul, Islamabad have agreed to cease fire: Abdullah

Jun 13, 2016 - 12:51

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghanistaninfo-icon and Pakistaninfo-icon have agreed to ceasefire along the Torkham border and resolve the dispute through diplomatic channels, Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah announced on Monday.

Border guards from the two countries exchanged heavy fire late on Sunday over the construction of a gate on the Pakistani side of the contested frontier. One Afghan border police official was killed and six others were injured.

Chairing a meeting of the cabinet hours after the skirmish, the CEO said: “We have agreed on a ceasefire with Pakistan and hope this problem will be resolved diplomatically.”

Abdullah accused Pakistan of trying to build new installations a move that drew a strong reaction from the Afghan border guards. “In response, Pakistan opened fire on Afghan forces,” he said.

Although the issue had been taken up through diplomatic channels, Pakistan failed to abide by the agreement reached with Afghanistan, the CEO added.


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