MoFA rejects killing of 23 Pakistani soldiers in Afghanistan

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KABUL: A spokesman for Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected once again the killing of Pakistani soldiers in Afghanistan soil.
Briefing to journalists in a news conference, a spokesman for Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmad Shekib Mustaghni said, “The issue was raised by national security advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz in a meeting with Afghanistan Foreign Minister Zarar Ahmad Usmani during sideline of SAARC foreign ministerial summit held in Maldives. In the meeting, Sartaj Aziz had said that based on a video film they received showing that 23 Pakistani soldiers had been probably killed in Afghanistan soil. At the meeting, Afghanistan Foreign Minister had told Aziz the issue would be investigated.”
The spokesman added that based on the investigation launched, the issue was rejected and it was clarified that the Pakistani soldiers had been killed inside of Pakistan, saying a declaration was also issued in this regard.
Meanwhile, the spokesman also rejected involvement of those prisoners released recently from Bagram Prison with the incident.
He also asserted that releasing of Bagram prisoners had taken place based on reviewing of judicial organs and rejected the involvement of the prisoners with the issue. The Kabul Times


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