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Mostaghni: Pakistan’s provocative actions would harm ties

By Zabihullah Moosakhail - Sat Jul 04 2015, 8:56 am

shekib-mostaghni-fm-spokesmanAfter a deadly clash erupted between Afghan and Pakistani soldiers along the Durand Line in Paktika province, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has warned that the ties between Afghanistan and Pakistan would harm if Pakistan does not refrain from provocative actions along the border.

Ahmad Shekib Mostaghni, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs while pointing to the latest incident in Paktika province where an Afghan soldier lost his live said that Pakistan’s Ambassador in Kabul, Abrar Hussain, has been told that issues between the two countries could be solved only through dialogues.

Few days before a deadly clash erupted between Afghan and Pakistani soldiers along the joint border in Barmal District of Paktika province where both sized exchange heavy fire.

According to the Ministry of Interior the skirmish took place after Pakistani side was trying to build military installations in Afghan soil.

Sediq Sediqi, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said that an Afghan soldier embraced martyrdom in the clash while defending his country.

Pakistani Army’s media wing ISPR confirmed the injuries of two soldiers to its side.

Following the incident the Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Pakistan’s Ambassador in Kabul and lodged a formal protest to him regarding the violation of the border.

Yesterday Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry summoned Afghan Ambassador Janan Mosazai and protested to him about the cross border shelling.

Pakistani Army say they received fire from across the border and soldiers at the border responded to that fire.

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