Afghan government lodges strong protest with Pakistan about unprovoked attack against Afghan forces near the Durand Line

May 6, 2013

KABUL – Director-General of the First Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Azizuddin Ahmadzada, met with the Pakistani Charge d’Affaires in Kabul, Mr. Shah Nazar Afridi, this morning at the Foreign Ministry.

Mr. Ahmadzada lodged the Afghan government’s strong protest with Mr. Afridi about the unprovoked attack by Pakistani forces, who used both heavy and light weapons, against Afghan forces near the Durand Line in Goshta district, Nangarhar province this morning.

The Pakistani attack, which occurred at 8:20 a.m. this morning, did not result in any casualties to Afghan forces.

Mr. Ahmadzada clarified to Mr. Afridi that in the case of Pakistani forces’ continued refusal to remove all Pakistani installations in Goshta and other areas and any further unprovoked attacks by Pakistani forces, Pakistan will bear responsibility for any consequences