associate sponsors


Pakistan soldiers killed: Afghan diplomat summoned over cross-border attack

Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday summoned a senior Afghan diplomat and lodged a protest over a cross-border attack that killed five Pakistani soldiers.

The army said earlier that terrorists launched attacks on three checkpoints in Mohmand Agency a day earlier. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, claimed the attacks.

Pakistani officials insist that Ahrar, blamed for several deadly attacks in Pakistan, operates from Afghanistan.

The deputy head of the Afghan mission was called to the Foreign Office on Monday and conveyed Pakistan's grave concern over the killings, the Foreign Ministry said.

A ministry statement said the Afghan government was urged to thoroughly investigate the incidents and take firm action against the terrorists operating from its soil to prevent recurrence of such incidents.

"It was further emphasized that cooperation from the Afghan side for effective border management was important for preventing cross-border movement of terrorists and militants."

Updated Date: Mar 06, 2017 18:48 PM

Also Watch

Watch: The true stories from Dharavi that inspired Rajinikanth's Kaala
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 Watch: Cyrus Khan talks about Parkour, jumping across walls and why he hates sitting
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 Unwind: India's basketball sensation Amjyot Singh has his eyes set on becoming an NBA regular
  • Monday, May 28, 2018 First Day First Showsha — Review of Solo: A Star Wars Story in 10 questions
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 Social Media Star: Rajkummar Rao and Bhuvan Bam open up about selfie culture, online trolls

{if $hideJSforEU != 'yes'} {/if}