At least 47 people have been killed in the Pakistani airstrike in Afghanistan so far. Pakistani security forces carried out airstrikes on Waziristan refugees in Sparai district of south-eastern Khost province and Shaltan district of East Kunar province. Due to this, Afghanistan is smouldering from within. After this action of Pakistan, there is huge resentment among the Afghan people. They are considering it as an attack on the sovereignty of Afghanistan.
Pakistan's Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that securing the border and taking action against terrorists is in the interest of both the countries. Pakistan Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar stressed that there has been an increase in Pak-Afghan border terrorist activities in the last few days. He said that terrorists are carrying out activities inside Pakistan by using the land of Afghanistan.
According to the report of Tolo News, Afghanistan's Defence Ministry has called the attack atrocious and warned that no country should provoke our sentiments. It is worth noting that the Ministry of Defence has also said that throughout their history Afghans have proved that they never live without responding to any attack. Angered by Pakistani targeting of civilians, Afghans gathered in large numbers and demonstrated aggressively in Ghanikhil district of southeastern Khost province on Sunday.
Afghanistan's Deputy Minister of Information and Culture and Taliban's chief spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said that Pakistan should not test the patience of the people of Afghanistan. If Pakistan does this then it will have to face dire consequences. Not only this, the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations strongly condemned these attacks and called it an attack against the territorial integrity of Afghanistan. Afghans living in Britain also protested outside the Pakistan Embassy in London.
Iftikhar said that Pakistan has requested the Afghan government several times in the last few months to take action on these attacks, which is not appropriate for the peace and progress of both the countries. He said that many banned terrorist groups including TTP are continuously attacking Pakistani security posts in the border area. Many soldiers have been killed in this. The Pakistani spokesperson claimed that his country respects the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Afghanistan.
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