Pakistan Artillery attack on Afghanistan is a clear encroachment on sovereign Afghan soil: National Coalition Leader
Fri Aug 17, 3:00 pm
Abdullah Abdullah, the leader of the Afghanistan National Coalition, stated, “Pakistan’s continued artillery attacks on Afghanistan are clear encroachments against Afghan soil. Afghan people are able to defend their soil if the Government remains silent.”
Mr. Abdullah said, “These types of attacks can be dangerous and the Afghan Government must not stay calm in responding to the attacks.” He demanded the Afghan Government to run a transparent policy for the solution of this challenge.
The National Coalition Leader finds the International Forces to be responsible and qualified in defending Afghan border areas.
Disqualifying two senior ranking cabinet members of President Karzai’s government by the Parliament was a reckless move by the government in responding to Pakistani Artillery attacks, according to Mr. Abdullah.
Based on reports that have been received, President Karzai has asked his Pakistani counterpart in Jeddah to stop these attacks immediately, saying that the continuation of such a situation on the border will not be in Pakistan’s favor.
The Afghanistan eastern border areas adjoining Pakistan have been under Pakistani military attack for the past year, though earlier Pakistan denied that its military was involved in the attacks. Insecurity has forced residents of border areas to evacuate it their houses. the
Concerns about the missile attacks increased recently because of Pakistani military assaults on Afghan checkpoints in the Kunar border area. The attacks subsided after almost a full day of small arms fire and mortar attacks.