The leader of the Awami National Party of Pakistan Afrasiab Khattak has said that the dead bodies of the Pakistanis killed in Ghazni city clashes, are being shifted to Pakistan.

Khattak was citing reports regarding the killing and apprehension of several Pakistani militants during the Ghazni clashes as he asked the Pakistani authorities in for an explanation.

Calling the involvement of the Pakistani militants the repetition of the Jalalabad fiasco in 1989, Khattak said authorities in Pakistan must change its policy.

This comes as the Afghan defense minister Tariq Shah Bahrami said Monday that the attack on Ghazni city was carried out by Taliban with the support of foreign militants, including Pakistanis, Chechens, and Arabs.

In regards to the casualties of the militants, Bahrami said at least 194 militants have been killed so far, including 12 of their senior commanders.

He also added that more than 147 militants have sustained injuries while 20 civilians were also killed during the clashes.

This comes as clashes continue between the Taliban militants and the Afghan forces in Ghazni city since early Friday.


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