Afghanistan warns Pakistan against rocket attacks

  • Date of Publication : 20/02/2017 at 10:48 GMT
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Kabul will use all means necessary to respond against Pakistan if it did not stop rocket attacks on Afghanistan soil, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) warned on Sunday.

“We hope that Pakistan stops the attacks and that the relationship between the two countries will return to normal. If not, Afghanistan will not sit silent, but will use its internal, regional and international powers in response to Pakistan’s actions,” Faramarz Tamana, Director of Strategic Studies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

President Ashraf Ghani said earlier that Afghanistan and Pakistan should unite against terrorism and not to differentiate among terrorists.

In its reaction to the Pakistani attacks, the CEO’s office said Afghanistan’s national interests are a priority of its foreign policy.

“Afghanistan’s national interests are the most important thing for our people. We will act and go ahead based on our national interests,” Jawid Faisal, deputy spokesman of CEO said.

The Afghan government has summoned Pakistan’s ambassador in protest to the recent shelling in Afghanistan’s eastern provinces.

Yesterday, Afghanistan’s Foreign Ministry also summoned Pakistani Ambassador Abrar Hussain in Kabul to register its protest and seek an explanation over the alleged firing of rockets by Pakistani troops in eastern Nangarhar province.

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