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.
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