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UNAMA Expresses Concern over Pakistan’s Airstrikes in Khost & Kunar

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Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.

United Nations Assistant Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) reacted to the airstrikes of Pakistani jets on Afghanistan’s Khost and Kunar provinces and expressed deep concern over the killings of civilians.

UNAMA in a Twitter post said they are working to establish facts on the ground and verify the extent of losses.

“UNAMA is deeply concerned about reports of civilian casualties including women and children, as a result of airstrikes in Khost and Kunar provinces last night.” Reads the Tweet.

The airstrikes by Pakistani aircraft also triggered a demonstration against Pakistan in Khost province on Saturday afternoon and the bombing was widely denounced by Afghans on social media.

Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai also reacted to airstrikes and termed it a crime against humanity and a violation of Afghanistan’s national sovereignty and international principles.

Hamid Karzai called on Pakistan to bring changes in its policies and seek better relations with Afghanistan for the sake of eliminating of terrorism in the region.

Pakistan’s airstrikes on Khost and Kunar province killed over 60 civilians on Friday night.

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