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Kabul summons Pakistani diplomat over border shelling

Kabul summons Pakistani diplomat over border shelling

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Mar 27, 2018 - 18:10

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghanistaninfo-icon has lodged a strong protest with Pakistaninfo-icon over what the Afghan Foreign Ministry said continuing cross border shelling into eastern provinces.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) summoned Pakistan’s Charge de Affairs on Monday evening to the ministry following recent rocket strikes from across the border into Afghanistan, a statement from the ministry said.

The MoFA statement said the Afghan government despite sharing its concerns about the rocket strikes by the Pakistani military into Afghanistan in the past, the practice continued.

“These rocket firings into eastern Kunar province have killed and wounded many people and caused financial losses to local residents”, the statement said.

It added the rocket strikes by the Pakistani forces into Afghanistan’s territory also paved the ground for presence of terrorist groups in the area.

“The Afghan government and people strongly condemns this action of Pakistan and call it a serious and hideous violation of international norms”, the statement added.

The MoFA said it summoned Charge de Affairs of Pakistani Embassy in Kabul on Monday afternoon over the recent rocket shelling and conveyed the Afghan government’s serious concern about the violations.

After a lull lasting a few weeks, the Pakistani forces resumed firing rockets into parts of Kunar province that caused both casualties and financial losses to local people.

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