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Aug 14, 2012
GoA Demands Reason Behind Pakistan Military Attacks into Afghanistan
The Afghan government will ask the Pakistani Government about its military's cross-border attacks on Afghan border police in eastern Kunar, Police Commander Colonel Gul Nabi Ahmadzai said on Tuesday.
Pakistan's military attacked Afghan checkpoints in eastern Kunar province on Tuesday morning, killing one Afghan border policeman and injuring five others.
At about 4:00 am local time, the Pakistani military started shelling border police outposts in the Din Shay area of Dangam district, Edrees Mohmand, a spokesman for the eastern zone border police in Afghanistan said. Afghan security forces then returned fire.
"We have sent a letter to the Afghanistan, Pakistani and ISAF Cooperation Center. Also, the Afghan Interior Ministry has asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to follow the issue through diplomatic means. Our forces have not violated the border regulations and the attacks were carried out by Pakistan," Ahmadzai said. He added that the battle between Afghan and Pakistani forces continued up until 6:30 AM.
Pakistan's cross-border attacks on Afghanistan's eastern provinces of Kunar and Nimroz have been condemned nationwide. ISAF and the Afghan government have begun an investigation about the rocket attacks, which have continued for more than three months.
(source: " GoA Demands Reason Behind Pakistan Military Attacks into Afghanistan ",www.tolonews.com,14/Aug/2012)
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