FO quashes reports of clashes between Pakistan, Afghan forces by foreign media

Statement comes in wake of reports of suspected clashes making the rounds on Afghan media


News Desk March 28, 2018
The Afghan news outlets alleged that Pakistani forces had crossed the Durand Line into Paktia province, a claim Islamabad quashed. by the Pakistan Embassy in Kabul. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

The Foreign Office (FO) Monday dismissed claims made by Kabul regarding the alleged clashes between Pakistani and Afghan security forces along the border area, according to Radio Pakistan.

In the wake of reports of suspected clashes making the rounds on Afghan media, the Pakistan Embassy came forward to refute allegations that clashes occurred between the two forces with the 'Pakistan Army crossing the Durand Line over to Afghanistan'.

Various Afghan media outlets on Wednesday claimed that a number of Pakistan soldiers lost their lives in clashes with Afghan forces with one Afghan police official also receiving injuries in the process.

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The Afghan news outlets alleged that Pakistani forces had crossed the Durand Line into Paktia province, a claim Islamabad quashed. by the Pakistan Embassy in Kabul.

"Pakistan respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Afghanistan," a statement released by the Pakistan Embassy in Kabul reads.



 

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