Three Pakistani soldiers were reportedly killed as a result of an armed confrontation across the border in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, which the Pakistani army claimed was started by “terrorists” in Afghanistan.
Pakistan’s military stated that their soldiers had been shot upon from Afghan soil in a statement released on Tuesday, the 13th of September, resulting in three fatalities from the Pakistani side.
The Express Tribune of Pakistan reported that Pakistani Army troops responded accordingly, quoting the Pakistani military’s statement “As per credible intelligence reports, due to fire of own troops, terrorists suffered heavy casualties.”
Three Pakistani troops, Muhammad Rehman, 32, Maweez Khan, 34, and Irfan Ullah, 27, were killed during the exchange of fire, according to the media wing of the Pakistani military.
In the statement, Pakistan vehemently condemned terrorists’ use of Afghan territory for attacks against Pakistan and expressed the expectation that the Afghan government would forgo allowing future instances of such conduct.
Pakistan, according to The Express Tribune, is growing more concerned about the Taliban’s interim administration’s lack of action against such groups, and is very highly likely to complicate the relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The Taliban government has stated repeatedly that it will not allow Afghanistan to become a “safe haven” for terrorism and that it will do everything is necessary to prevent such acts from taking place on Afghan soil.