(VIDEO): Reported Pakistani drone strike kills TTP terrorist commanders in Afghanistan responsible for attack on Pakistani soldiers
KABUL – Pakistan has clearly told Afghanistan that it holds the right to respond to any terrorist threat from across the border, according to reports.
Islamabad’s stance was shared with the Afghan authorities after Kabul summoned Pakistan envoy to lodge protest over a reported drone strike on Taliban hideouts in the Uruzgan province, which left at least four militants dead.
“Pakistan conducted a drone strike in response to an attack by Afghanistan based terrorists on a Pakistani border post this week,” Anas Mallick, Bureau Chief WION News said in a tweet.
“Pakistani deputy envoy, during the meeting with officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, took a firm stand and maintained Pakistan has reserved the right to respond,” he added.
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Mallick further said that Afghan officials acknowledged its soil is being used for terror activities in Pakistan during the meeting. link
However, Pakistan’s foreign office has not yet issued any statement on this development.
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On May 1, 2019, Pakistan lodged a strong protest against Afghanistan over a cross-border terrorist attack in North Waziristan that killed at least three soldiers. link
Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) then summoned the Afghan Charge d’ Affaires over the attack “launched by terrorist groups coming from Afghanistan” that resulted in the killing of three Pakistani soldiers and seriously injuring seven others.
The statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) urged the Afghan government to take immediate action against the terrorist elements on their side and ensure effective measures so that such incidents were not repeated in future. The Afghan envoy was also informed that Pakistan considers such provocations as detrimental to peace and stability along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
Pakistan fenced a 1,000km border with Afghanistan and plans to cover the entire length of 2,400km by the end of 2019, Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor revealed in a recent press briefing.
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