Pakistan protests killing of soldiers on Afghan soil

Pakistan protests killing of soldiers on Afghan soil

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said Thursday that 23 of its FC soldiers who were killed by terrorists had been executed on Afghan soil, and delivered a formal protest to the Kabul government. The Foreign Ministry said Sartaj Aziz, prime minister’s adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs, delivered the protest to Afghan Foreign Minister Zarar Maqbool Osmani in the Maldives capital Male, where both were attending a meeting of the SAARC regional grouping. It said Aziz reminded the Afghan minister of an agreement at an Ankara summit last week - that each side would prevent the use of its territory against the other, and would ‘take action against militants engaged in hostile action’. Aziz urged the Afghan government “to take prompt action to apprehend and punish the perpetrators of this heinous and inhumane crime”, the statement said. 

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