Pakistani envoy summoned over cross-border shelling
By Zabihullah Moosakhail - Thu Jul 02 2015, 2:01 pm
Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday summoned Pakistan’s ambassador in Kabul and formally protested to him the border violation and cross-border shelling of his country’s forces in Paktika province.
Hikmat Khalil Karzai, the Deputy Foreign Minister while expressing serious concern over the incident told Pakistani ambassador that such actions could damage ties between the two nations.
He asked Abrar Hussain to convoy to the government of Pakistan to take immediate steps for preventing such movements in the future.
According to the Ministry of Interior, Pakistani soldier were trying establish military installations inside the Afghan territory in Angor Ada area of Barmal District when the skirmish took place late on Tuesday night.
Sediqi Sediqi, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said that one Afghan soldier embraced martyrdom while defending his country.
However, Pakistan has rejected the report of violating border security.
Pakistani military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations said that they received fire from across and the soldiers only responded to it.