MFA Rejects Pakistan’s Claim Of Cross-Border Attacks From Afghan Territory

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) rejected the Pakistani Foreign Ministry’s claim that Afghanistan launched cross-border attacks across the Durand Line into Pakistan’s Binshahi Sector in Dir.

In a statement on Thursday, the MFA said as “one of the main victims of terrorism from its sanctuaries in the region,” Afghanistan “does not allow any terrorist group to use its territory against Pakistan or other countries.”

“The sacrifice of the security forces in the fight against terrorism throughout Afghanistan is a clear example of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s strong fight against terrorism,” the ministry noted.

Pakistan had said that “terrorists operating from Afghanistan” had resorted to firing mortar and heavy weapons at Pakistani posts on Wednesday afternoon, followed by clashes between the Afghan Border Police Posts and Pakistan’s border troops.

The Afghan MFA said that at the request of the Pakistani forces, a border flag meeting between the security officials of the two countries was held on Thursday.

This showed “the strong will of the Afghan government to cooperate with Pakistan to eradicate terrorists,” MFA said.

The Afghan government considers the “closure of terrorist nests and sanctuaries to be effective and beneficial through sincere cooperation and the use of bilateral mechanisms,” said the MFA, pointing to the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS).

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