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Pakistan slams ”unprovoked” attacks from Afghan side

Pakistan Wednesday condemned what it called unprovoked firing on its border posts in the Bajaur tribal region from the Afghan side of the border.

The Pakistan military says that two soldiers were killed and three injured by rockets fired from Afghanistan early Wednesday.

“Pakistan condemns these unprovoked attacks. This matter has been raised with the Afghan government in Kabul and with their embassy in Islamabad,” the Pakistan foreign ministry said.

A foreign ministry spokesperson said it has been emphasised that Afghanistan must take concrete steps to stop the use of its territory against Pakistan, Xinhua reported.

“For its part, Pakistan remains committed to supporting all efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

Giving details of the Wednesday attack, the foreign ministry said two Pakistani border posts, Manozangal and Moukha in Bajaur Agency, were attacked by terrorists from across Afghanistan.

“As a result of this unprovoked firing, two Pakistani soldiers were martyred and three others, including one officer, were injured.”

The foreign ministry said it was the third incident of cross-border attacks in the last 10 days.

There was no immediate reaction from the Afghan side of the border.

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