Pakistan allows treatment of five Afghan blast victims on humanitarian ground

Published: September 11, 2018
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A Pakistani soldier keeps vigil at the border fencing along with Afghanistan's Paktika province in Angoor Adda, South Waziristan agency. PHOTO: AFP

A Pakistani soldier keeps vigil at the border fencing along with Afghanistan's Paktika province in Angoor Adda, South Waziristan agency. PHOTO: AFP

LANDI KOTAL: In a genuine show of humanitarian gesture, the Pakistani border authorities on Tuesday allowed five seriously injured Afghan nationals to enter its territory and receive medical treatment.

The Afghan nationals were injured in the terrorist blast that occurred in Dakka, Nangarhar province today, an official told The Express Tribune.

The blast on the other side of the Torkham border claimed 32 lives and injured many more. The official said that the explosion took place during a protest next to the border.

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The border management forces let them in for treatment along with their closed ones without legal documents on humanitarian ground, a border officer told express tribune.

“First, the five injured Afghans were shifted to Landi Kotal hospital for stabilisation, but later, due to their serious condition, they were shifted to Peshawar hospital” a medical officer told reporters.

The attack came hours after a double bombing in front of a girls’ school in the provincial capital Jalalabad, which killed a boy and wounded four others.

 

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