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The Afghan Charge d’ Affaires was summoned to the Foreign Office today. A strong demarche was made over the latest incident of firing on a Pakistan military contingent engaged in completion of fencing of Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The unprovoked firing resulted in shahadat of three Pakistani soldiers while seriously injuring one of them.

While strongly condemning the attack, it was underscored that the Afghan side was responsible for securing the areas on its side of the border, as mutually agreed on several occasions.

Pakistan once again calls upon the Afghan government to do the needful to secure the border areas, especially along the sensitive points, to maintain the level of cooperation needed to effectively counterterrorist elements in their areas.

14 September 2019

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