Pakistan condemns cross border attack in Bajaur Agency

An officer and two soldiers were killed in Saturday's attack.


Web Desk July 12, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday condemned a cross-border raid in which militant from Afghanistan’s Kunar province crossed over and attacked security officials in the Ghakhi pass area of Mamond tehsil in Bajaur that left three security officials dead during the early hours of Saturday.

An officer and two soldiers were killed in the attack, while two other soldiers were critically injured when the Bajaur Scouts vehicle they were in came under attack.

"A strong protest has been lodged with the Afghan side in Islamabad and Kabul," a foreign office press release said. "It has been reiterated that Afghanistan should eliminate the terrorist sanctuaries and not allow its territory to be used against Pakistan."

Afghanistan's cooperation in eliminating militants and their hideouts is essential for the success of Pakistan's efforts to eliminate terrorism from its grounds.

It is believed that the attacks were a retaliation to the ongoing military offensive launched against militants by the Pakistan Army in North Waziristan agency of Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

Earlier, ministers and officials from Pakistan and Afghanistan have met to discuss cross-border cooperation to enhance security ties and work to help Pakistan in its counter-terrorism endeavours.

COMMENTS (20)

Bakhtiyar Ghazi Khan | 7 years ago | Reply

Great reply by Pakistan. I am Pashtoon from border area and I'm tired of these people killing Pashtoons whether in Pakistan or Afghanistan.

Indians, stay out of Pakistan, Afghan, Muslim, or Pashtoon affairs. We know how much you hate us.

Virkaul | 7 years ago | Reply

@Hamood: I think you don't understand what obsession means. We have a problem in the region roots of which are traced to non-state actors groomed by Pak establishment for fomenting trouble in Kashmir, Aghanistan and rest of the world. This concerns us all as we are affected directly. The strategic assets and strategic depth needs to be forgotten as it has brought more harm to Pakistan. The problem is that despite it's tail on fire Pakistan still believes in Good & Bad Taliban with a hope that one day Good Taliban may come handy as strategic asset.

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