Protest Lodged with Afghanistan on Cross-Border Terrorist Attack
A strong protest has been lodged with Afghanistan over a physical attack launched by terrorists from across the border in the North Waziristan area.
Between 90-100 terrorists entered Pakistan territory on 16 September 2014 from recently established sanctuaries/safe havens across the border in Khost, Afghanistan, opposite North Waziristan. The attack was successfully repulsed by the Pakistan Military troops inflicting casualties to the terrorists who fled back to Afghanistan leaving behind three dead bodies. Four Pakistani Military soldiers embraced shahadat while repulsing the attack.
While lodging the protest over the terrorist attack, serious concerns were conveyed to the Afghan side on the developing threats from the recently established sanctuaries across the border in Khost and Paktika Provinces. It was reiterated that at a time when Pakistan authorities were undertaking a monumental effort against terrorists through the military operation Zarb-e-Azb, all possible cooperation was expected from the Afghan side, who must take tangible steps to eliminate these sanctuaries/safe havens to avoid recurrence of such attacks.
17 September 2014