Pakistan calls for action against militants on Afghan soil.
Written by News Room on April 17, 2022
Pakistan on Sunday called on the Taliban government in Kabul to take stern actions against militants launching attacks against the country from inside Afghanistan, a day after alleged rocket attacks by the Pakistani military killed six Afghans.
Reports say border tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan have risen since the Taliban seized power last year, with Islamabad claiming militant groups are carrying out regular attacks from Afghan soil.
The Taliban deny harbouring Pakistani militants, but are also infuriated by a fence Islamabad is erecting along their 2,700-kilometre (1,600-mile) border.
Fresh tension erupted after five children and a woman were killed in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar on Saturday in alleged rocket attacks that Afghan officials blamed on the Pakistani military.
While the Pakistani military has not confirmed whether it carried out the assault, Islamabad insisted it was facing continuous terrorist attacks from across the border.