Afghanistan complains to UN over heavy shelling by Pakistan army along Durand Line in Kunar

Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister Muhammad Hanif Atmar has told a parliamentary committee that he had complained to the United Nations over Pakistan armed forces shelling over civilians in Kunar province, sources have confirmed to BBC.

Sources added that Atmar said he has protested with Islamabad three times over the Pakistani military’s move and summoned Pakistan envoy telling him that such attacks will never be tolerated.

After the rockets were fired by Pakistani troops, the parliamentary committee has summoned the Afghan military as well as civilian representatives to explain what efforts had been made to protect civilians and Afghan soil from Pakistan’s aggression.

A report submitted to the Parliament has revealed that during the past year, Pakistan has fired 13,000 mortar rounds on Kunar and Nuristan, which has left 93 civilians dead and hundreds of other injured.

In recent shelling in Kunar, at least 8 people were killed and 8 others were injured. The Parliament members have also accused the government of failure of its inaction to offer a befitting response to Pakistan’s aggression. The parliamentary committee also invited senior civilians and military representatives to a special meeting of the directors of the Wolesi Jirga committees.

BBC has reported that the meeting was held behind closed doors because of its importance, but a source at the meeting told the BBC that Kabul had lodged a formal complaint with the UN Security Council. Atmar said he had shared complaints with Islamabad three times in the past few days and Pakistan’s ambassador to Kabul Afghanistan complains to UN over heavy shelling by Pakistan army along Durand Line in Kunar

Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister Muhammad Hanif Atmar has told a parliamentary committee that he had complained to the United Nations over Pakistan armed forces shelling over civilians in Kunar province, sources have confirmed to BBC.

Sources added that Atmar said has said he has protested with Islamabad three times over the Pakistani military’s move and summoned Pakistan envoy asking t such attacks will not be tolerated.

After the rockets were fired by Pakistani troops, the parliamentary committee ha summoned Afghan military as well as civilian representatives of the Afghan government to explain what efforts have been made so for to protect civilians an Afghan soil from Pakistan’s aggression.
A report submitted to the Parliament ha revealed that during the past year, Pakistan has fired 13,000 mortar rounds on Kunar and Nuristan, which has left 93 civilians dead and a hundred other injured.

I recent shelling in Kunar, least 8 people were killed and 8 others were injured in the shelling. The Parliament members h accused the government of failure for its inaction to offer a befitting response to Pakistan’s aggression. The parliamentary committee also invited senior civilians and military representatives to a special meeting of the directors of the Wolesi Jirga committees.

BBC has reported that the meeting was held behind closed doors because of its importance, but a source at the meeting told the BBC that Kabul had lodged a formal complaint with the UN Security Council. Atmar said he had shared complaints with Islamabad three times in the past few days and that Pakistan’s ambassador to Kabul has also been summoned.

The acting Afghan foreign minister told the meeting that he had handed over documents, including video footage, of the Pakistani military’s attacks to Islamabad. Afghan Army Chief of Staff Yasin Zia told the gathering that he had sent a military delegation to Kunar province to assess the situation. Mr. Zia said that whenever Afghan territory came under attack from the other side of the Durand Line, the Afghan forces have responded effectively.

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