Pakistan responds over killings of 8 Pakistani tribesmen in Afghanistan near Pak Afghan border
*ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday denounced the killing of eight Pakistani tribesmen in Afghanistan’s Paktika province, the Foreign Office spokesperson said. *
In a tweet, Dr Mohammad Faisal said: “Pakistan condemns the killing of eight innocent Pakistani tribesmen, in Paktika, Afghanistan, by Afghan security forces.”
It may be recalled that, Superintendent of Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar, who was kidnapped from Islamabad’s G-10/4 area on October 26, was murdered in Afghanistan as his tortured body was found in Dur Baba district of Nangarhar province.
Afghan authorities handed over the mortal remains of the martyred cop to a Pakistani delegation at Torkham border crossing on November 15 after which the body was brought to Peshawar and was laid to rest after performing funeral prayers.
The Foreign Office said in a statement that Pakistan hoped that Afghan authorities will offer full cooperation in ascertaining the circumstances behind the killing of the police officer in Afghanistan.