Pakistan refutes Afghan claim on cross-border incursions
Kabul was demanding a response to the Pakistani firing that killed three soldiers and eight civilians in eastern Kunar province this week, the Afghan foreign ministry said.
The ministry’s spokesman Ahmad Shakib Mustaghni said that the “Pakistani forces, in civilian dress carried out the attack” in Dangam district two days ago.
Pakistan rejected Afghanistan’s claim and said Pakistani forces have been attacked frequently from the Afghan side of the border.
“It is with deep disappointment that we have seen the allegations by senior Afghan officials regarding Pakistani troops in civilian dress conducting attacks in areas of Kunar province. We reject these baseless allegations,” the Pakistani foreign ministry said.