Afghanistan Call for Justice Over Killings of Afghan Coal Miners in Pakistan

The Afghan National Security Council (NSC) has issued a statement condemning the killing of miners, including seven Afghan nationals, in Pakistan’s Balochistan region.

According to the statement, Afghan government will pursue the case of seven of its citizens who were killed in the incident through diplomatic channels.

NSC announced on Saturday, that the Afghan government wants to conduct a comprehensive investigation and bring the perpetrators of this incident to justice.

The NSC statement has stated that the Government of Afghanistan is ready to cooperate with the Government of Pakistan in this regard.

The National Security Council says it is in contact with the families of the victims and is arranging air facilities to transport the bodies of the victims to Daikundi province.

Eleven coal miners were killed on Sunday morning in Mach village of the Bolan district of Pakistan’s Balochistan province.

The IS-K group claimed responsibility for the incident.

9 / January 2021