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Kabul summons Pakistan’s envoy and lodges protest

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KABUL, The Afghan government has summoned Pakistan’s ambassador in Kabul Abrar Hussain in protest of recent shelling in Afghanistan’s eastern provinces.
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Afghanistan’s foreign ministry summoned Ambassador Abrar Hussain in Kabul, where Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai asked for an explanation but he also expressed his condolences regarding recent suicide attacks in Pakistan.
Karzai also said the Afghan government wants Pakistan to take strict action against terrorists that are hiding in Pakistan. Karzai expressed concern over the closure of the Torkham and Chaman border crossings and asked for the reopening of the gates.
According to Kabul based Pajhwok news agency The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has summoned the Pakistan ambassador over shelling of eastern parts of the country and closure of Torkham and Chaman borders.

A statement from MoFA said Ambassador Ibrar Hussain was summoned to the ministry by Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai on Friday afternoon after reports of cross-border incursions.

Karzai expressed his condolences over the recent suicide bombings at a Sufi shrine in the Sindh province of Pakistan. He said the Afghans — themselves victims of such attacks — could better realize the anguish and shock of the Pakistanis.

The Afghans suffered terrorist attacks and rocket shelling from the Pakistan side into their territory on a daily basis, the deputy minister regretted. He asked Pakistan to take serious action against terrorist organisations on its soil.

Karzai also condemned the rockets shelling by Pakistani forces into the Lalpura district of Nangarhar province and other eastern parts of the country. A number of people suffered casualties and 150 families displaced as a result of the attacks, he said.

He also expressed deep concern over the detention of around 150 Afghan nationals in Islamabad and Rawalpindi cities of Pakistan as well as the closure of Torkham and Chaman borders for Afghan passengers and traders.

He urged Islamabad to release the Afghans and reopen the borders as soon as possible. Ambassador, Ibrar Hussain promised sharing the issues with higher-ups his country.
Pajhwok agency reported from Jalalbad , : Pakistani forces on Saturday morning resumed firing mortar and artillery shells into Lalpura district of eastern Nangarhar province after a nightlong lull, an official said. The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani,confirmed

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