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Deputy spokesperson says clashes took place in Dand Patan area in Afghanistan’s Paktia province

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Men coming from Afghanistan move down a corridor between security fences at the border post in Torkham, Pakistan on the Durand Line on 18 June 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

KABUL:
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) confirmed on Wednesday that the IEA and Pakistani military were involved in a clash along the international border.

According to IEA Deputy Spokesperson Bilal Karimi, the clashes took place in Dand Patan area in Afghanistan’s Paktia province.

Karimi said on Twitter that military facilities, “in principle”, should not be built close to the Durand Line. He further said that a day earlier, the "Pakistani military sought to build an outpost there."

“Some Islamic Emirate members went to talk to them, but Pakistani soldiers opened fire which caused casualties,” the spokesperson added.



Karimi said that the Islamic Emirate's forces also opened fire. He further said that there was a possibility that Pakistani soldiers also suffered casualties.

It was reported a day earlier that at least three Pakistani soldiers embraced martyrdom when, the army said, terrorists from Afghanistan opened fire in a latest incident that is likely to complicate the relationship between Islamabad and Kabul.

Terrorists from across the border continue to pose security threat to Pakistan despite Afghan Taliban takeover and promises by the interim government not to allow Afghan soil to be used against its neighbour.

A statement issued by the military’s media wing said terrorists from inside Afghanistan, across the international border, opened fire on Pakistani troops in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Kurram district.

 

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Deputy spokesperson says clashes took place in Dand Patan area in Afghanistan’s Paktia province

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Men coming from Afghanistan move down a corridor between security fences at the border post in Torkham, Pakistan on the Durand Line on 18 June 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

KABUL:
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) confirmed on Wednesday that the IEA and Pakistani military were involved in a clash along the international border.

According to IEA Deputy Spokesperson Bilal Karimi, the clashes took place in Dand Patan area in Afghanistan’s Paktia province.

Karimi said on Twitter that military facilities, “in principle”, should not be built close to the Durand Line. He further said that a day earlier, the "Pakistani military sought to build an outpost there."

“Some Islamic Emirate members went to talk to them, but Pakistani soldiers opened fire which caused casualties,” the spokesperson added.



Karimi said that the Islamic Emirate's forces also opened fire. He further said that there was a possibility that Pakistani soldiers also suffered casualties.

It was reported a day earlier that at least three Pakistani soldiers embraced martyrdom when, the army said, terrorists from Afghanistan opened fire in a latest incident that is likely to complicate the relationship between Islamabad and Kabul.

Terrorists from across the border continue to pose security threat to Pakistan despite Afghan Taliban takeover and promises by the interim government not to allow Afghan soil to be used against its neighbour.

A statement issued by the military’s media wing said terrorists from inside Afghanistan, across the international border, opened fire on Pakistani troops in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Kurram district.

Afghan Taliban or Penjsheri druglords.
Afghans are Afghans after all
 

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Afghanistan blames border clash on Pakistan’s bid to build post​

Taliban says Pakistani soldiers tried to erect a military structure on the Afghan-Pakistani border, causing Tuesday’s deadly skirmish.

The Taliban government in Afghanistan has blamed the Pakistan army’s attempt to build a security post at their border as the reason behind Tuesday’s cross-border skirmish, causing multiple deaths on both sides, including at least three Pakistani soldiers.

“Pakistan forces tried to erect a military post near the line,” Taliban spokesman Bilal Karimi said in a statement on Wednesday.


The exchange of fire between the two sides happened in Paktia province on the Afghan side and Pakistan’s Kurram region.

Karimi said some Afghan authorities went to talk to the Pakistani officials allegedly building the border post, but they were fired upon.

“Both sides exchanged fires, which may have resulted in the loss of lives,” he said in the statement, without revealing the details of Afghan casualties.

The statement added that the Afghan government is investigating the matter and that the leadership of both nations were in touch to ensure no repeat of such an incident takes place.

The Taliban’s response came a day after the Pakistani military claimed the “terrorists from inside Afghanistan” opened fire on Pakistani troops stationed in Kurram, resulting in “heavy casualties” for the rebel fighters.

“Pakistan strongly condemns the use of Afghan soil by terrorists for activities against Pakistan and expects that Afghan government will not allow conduct of such activities in future,” the statement said.

Continuing tensions​

The incident came amid simmering tensions between the South Asian neighbours since the Taliban seized power in Kabul a year ago.

On Wednesday, the Taliban rejected reports claiming Pakistan’s Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar had sought refuge in Afghanistan.

JeM aims to overthrow India’s control over Indian-administered Kashmir and was designated a terrorist organisation by the United Nations in 2001. Azhar was added to the list in 2019.

Pakistani media reports quoting foreign ministry sources on Tuesday said Islamabad had written to Kabul, asking to locate and arrest Azhar.

While the Pakistani government did not respond to the reports, the Taliban issued a statement, rejecting Azhar’s presence in Afghanistan.

“We reiterate that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan does not allow any armed oppositions in its territory to operate against any other country,” the statement said.

“We also call on all parties to refrain from such allegations lacking any proof and documentations. Such media allegations can adversely affect bilateral relations.”

Pakistan’s foreign ministry did not respond to Al Jazeera’s request for a comment on the matter.


 

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But Imran Khan did a master stroke by removing US forces out of Afghanistan. :D
Absolutely this is the fall out

But the strategic threat from the Afghan Republic, NATO, USA and India was far far greater

The removal of those forces removed the massive long term threat and destroyed years of enemy planning and investment

But afghans will be afghans, this kind of fallout will be dealt with a continuous basis but it's no where near the strategic threat the former situation was


The same with China camping out on the LAC
 

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But Imran Khan did a master stroke by removing US forces out of Afghanistan. :D
It was.
Afghan gov recognized by the world with large conventional army, strong economy, American support and claiming our land
VS
A unrecognized militia that’s loosely united with factions that are pro pak and pak influence over some of them, conventionally weak, non existent economy, enemies with usa and claiming our land

I rather have option 2 as our enemies.
 

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It was.
Afghan gov recognized by the world with large conventional army, strong economy, American support and claiming our land
VS
A unrecognized militia that’s loosely united with factions that are pro pak and pak influence over some of them, conventionally weak, non existent economy, enemies with usa and claiming our land

I rather have option 2 as our enemies.
they dont claim our land
 

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Indians dont know shit, they have this grandeur complex, where they are a supa pawa. You talk to then irl and you realize how delusional they r.
We're you living under the rock all these days , have you not seen what Pakistanis were posting when US was withdrawing and taliban taking over.

If you have not seen them please go through them and you see what real delusion looks like.

they dont claim our land
Forget about previous govts in afghanistan, Pakistan was not able to get a commitment from taliban in 1996 or even today on Durand line.
 

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