Published: Tue, May 09, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Afghanistan- Wolesi Jirga denounces Pakistan for border violation

He said the USA was concerned over the recent firing incident along the Chaman border and "appreciated Pakistan's restraint".

Later Friday, the Pakistani military said a hotline had been established between the two sides and that the cross-border shooting had stopped. The tension between two countries escalated after clashes earlier this week which killed 10 Pakistani civilians.

Afghan Tolo TV quoted Kandahar Police Chief Lt. Gen. Abdul Raziq as saying that four border police forces were killed and 14 others were wounded in the clash.

The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday strongly condemned #Pakistan border forces' attack on Afghanistan's soil and appreciated the retaliation of Afghan forces.

Ghurzang Afridi, an Afghan spokesperson claimed that the Pakistani census team had been working on the Afghan side of the border. Afghan News Agency on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook.

Although the friction between the uneasy war-against terrorism partners is still on but military authorities of both sides agreed to determine the geographical border limits in the third Pak-Afghan flag meeting at the Bab-e-Dosti gate on Sunday.

A Pakistani army official, Major General Nadeem Ahmad, told journalists at the border crossing that two Pakistani soldiers were killed and 9 wounded in the fighting, which began Friday.

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He added that Afghanistan pleaded for a ceasefire on May 5, which was accepted by Pakistan.

Ties between the two countries have soured as Afghanistan believes Pakistan is giving refuge to Afghan Taliban militants.

Pakistan's military said Afghan border police had been "creating hurdles" since April 30 for the census team in the Chaman area. It was attended, among others, by geological experts from the two countries.

"We are not happy over their losses since they are our Muslim brothers", Anjum had said, according to Pakistani media outlet, Dawn.

Islamabad dismisses Kabul's objections over the demarcation and maintains Pakistan inherited the worldwide frontier when it gained independence from Britain in 1947.

Defence Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif stressed the need for promoting mutual cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan for the elimination of terrorism and establishment of durable peace in the region, our correspondent in Sialkot adds.

He said terrorism is a common threat to both the countries, and peace can not not be maintained without securing the border between them. However Afghans have resisted the move and dispute the location of the border.

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