ISLAMABAD – Pakistan said Thursday that suspected militants operating out of Afghanistan have attacked several border outposts, killing a paramilitary soldier and “critically” injuring two others. The Afghan foreign ministry rejected the charges and said that being a victim of terrorism, Afghanistan would not allow any terrorist group to use its territory against Pakistan or other countries. It said that border military officials from both sides held an emergency meeting Thursday at the request of Islamabad to discuss the situation. Some of them have joined the Afghan affiliate of Islamic State, known as IS Khorasan Province (ISKP), according to the report prepared by the U.N. analytical and sanctions monitoring team. Islamabad insists, however, a lack of personnel apparently has prevented Afghan forces from fully securing the long frontier on their side, leaving a several-hundred-kilometer stretch unmanned, which encourages militant attacks against Pakistan.
- Pakistan reopens Torkham border after temporary closure
- Terror attacks drop, but Pakistan ‘not out of the woods’
- WikiLeaks cables expose Pakistan nuclear fears
- Trump Is 'Ignorant And Ungrateful,' Says Pakistan's Cricket Star Turned Politician Imran Khan
- Pakistan jails cleric wanted by US, India for Mumbai attacks
- UN's Antonio Guterres to visit Pakistan on Feb 16, meet PM Imran
- After intense Pakistan firing, J&K authorities advise people to not touch mortar shells
- Severe weather in Afghanistan, Pakistan leaves 54 dead
- PM Imran cautions Modi against attacking Pakistan, says it will be his 'last mistake'
- Turkish President Erdogan says considers Pakistan second home as MoUs signed
Pakistan: Militants Target Outposts from Across Afghan Border have 258 words, post on www.voanews.com at August 12, 2020. This is cached page on USA Posts. If you want remove this page, please contact us.