Pakistan has denounced the random and unjustified shooting of civilians by Afghan border forces in Chaman, which resulted in the deaths of six Pakistanis and the injuries of seventeen others. S such tragic instances, according to Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch in a news statement, are not consistent with the fraternal ties between the two nations and claimed that the Afghan government has been notified that similar incidents must not happen again and that those involved must face the worst punishment.
According to the spokesperson, protecting the bordering population is both Pakistan’s and Afghanistan’s obligation. She noted that in order to prevent further tensions in the situation and repetition of similar situations, the relevant authorities from both nations continue to be in communication.
During Afghan forces’ cross-border shelling along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Chaman, Balochistan, at least five Pakistani civilians were killed and 17 more were injured.
Prime Minister Shehbaz remarks
The “unprovoked” rocket launch by the Afghan Border Forces that murdered six Pakistanis across the Chaman border was vehemently denounced by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday.
Shehbaz expressed his views on Twitter using his official account. He stated that the “unprovoked shelling and fire” merits “the strongest condemnation,” saying that the “unfortunate” incident resulted in the deaths of three Pakistanis and the injuries of more than a dozen others.
The Afghan interim government was encouraged by the prime minister to “guarantee that similar incidents are not repeated.”
Details indicate that five Pakistani citizens were killed when Afghan security personnel opened fire on them close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Chaman, Balochistan. Afghan army fired shells that landed close to Baghicha Guldar, Border Road, and Mall Road. To receive medical care, the injured people have been transported to a local hospital. Police and Rangers have roped off the area in the meanwhile.
A day prior, six civilians were killed and over twenty-four others were injured when Afghan soldiers launched rockets into Pakistani territory from across the Chaman border. The rockets fell in Killi Sheikh Lal Muhammad.
In order to prevent any civilian losses, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated in a statement that the Pakistani military responded to the aggression in a methodical manner however the military’s media wing added that Pakistan has contacted the Afghan government in Kabul to emphasize the seriousness of the issue and urge rigorous measures to prevent a repeat of the tragedy.
locals of Killi Sheikh Lal Muhammad reported that missiles landed near their homes and that the rocket firing began abruptly.