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Afghan delegation to discuss border issue with Pakistan

(Last Updated On: July 28, 2015)

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The Afghan government has sent a delegation to Islamabad to halt Pakistani border rocket attacks.

Deputy ministry of defense spokesman Gen. Dawlat Waziri said that the Afghan delegation will discuss over recent problems happened near the border and the coordination in the fight against terrorism on both sides of the border.

“A high delegation from Ministry of Defense, National Security Council and Border Forces led by Gen. Qadir has been sent to Pakistan to discuss border problems,” Waziri said.

The Afghan delegation’s visit to Pakistan comes as Pakistani attacks on the Afghan territory have intensified.

Earlier, Pakistan’s ambassador was summoned over a clash in which an Afghan guard was killed after Pakistani troops retaliated to Afghan firing at the under-construction gate in Angoor Adda bordering Afghanistan. Two Pakistani troops were injured in the clash.

Afghanistan claims that the construction activity was in violation of the mutual understandings and its forces were authorised to take action for preventing such activity.

Afghan deputy foreign minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai told Ambassador Hussain that the violation by Pakistan was against international and diplomatic norms. He warned that continued work on the gate could seriously harm ties.

Pakistan and Afghanistan have had a history of tense relations. The two governments have frequently traded accusations that each was harboring and assisting the other’s militants groups along their shared border. That mistrust appeared to have improved last year following a Taliban attack on a Pakistani school that killed nearly 150 people, mostly schoolchildren.

 

 

 

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