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Afghanistan Returns Captured Pakistani Soldier, 5 Bodies

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  1. kahonapyarhai

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    KHOST, Afghanistan — Afghan tribesmen on Monday returned a Pakistani soldier they captured in a deadly skirmish along the countries' border, as well as the bodies of five soldiers, the governor of Afghanistan's Khost province said.

    The soldier and the bodies were handed to Pakistani troops, said Khost governor Hukum Khan Habibi.

    The dispute arose over Pakistan's work on a fence intended to span nearly all of the disputed 2,500-km (1,550-mile) border, much of it mountainous and porous. Afghan officials have alleged that Pakistani troops crossed onto Afghanistan soil, prompting firing on Sunday by border forces and the local tribal force.

    The two sides later agreed on a ceasefire.

    Border skirmishes in the area are common, although detention of a foreign soldier is rare. Each national government alleges that the other allows sheltering of Taliban militants who stage cross-border attacks.

    The tribesmen handle security in their Zazi Maidan district of Khost.

    The Pakistani military has previously said that two of its soldiers were killed. An Afghan army commander has said two tribesmen were killed in the skirmish.

    A spokesman for the Pakistani military could not be immediately reached.

    (Reporting by Ahmad Shah in Khost, Afghanistan and Saad Sayeed in Islamabad; writing by Rod Nickel in Kabul; Editing by Nick Macfie)


    https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2018/04/16/world/asia/16reuters-afghanistan-pakistan.html

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...ured-pakistani-soldier-5-bodies-idUSKBN1HN1D8

     
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  2. Viking 63

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    It is extremely unfortunate that Pakistan has inherited the worst possible next door neighbor in Afghanistan.
     
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    Will fencing work continue?
     
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    Brothers are brothers.
     
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    Afg and NDS should deploy some extra security near their army headquarters and barracks because this will be revenged with extra interest.
     
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  6. WebMaster

    WebMaster ADMINISTRATOR

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    Was reading up on this. They said they would only return the Pashtun Pakistani soldier and deal with Punjabi Pakistani soldiers. I guess they are dealt with now.
     
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    Yep, just like the census continued in both the villages last year.
     
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    Good lord.
    If this country had any sense this would be on media, pages, newspapers every where to showcase how amazing our brothers are. West of Durand line. They are insane. They hate us with madness they hate us. A fence is not enough. We need more security. More forts. More men.

    Its time to end restraints. This is the act of an enemy that is bred on hatred.
     
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    These sort of misunderstandings happen between two blood brothers. When you are born a Pakistani you're born with a special gift of forging a bond with people so strong that even hatred from the other cannot dispel your love for them. These are our Afghan brothers and Arab brothers. Serve them for the rest of your life as it is a gift bestowed only upon the chosen ones in Pakistan.
     
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    Yeah no offence but the page is a known liar and propagandist. Not even the district governor had these numbers
     
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    I doubt this, will wait for an official confirmation.
     
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    Why is Pakistan so kind and lenient when it comes to Afghanistan? Should've learned from Turkeye and launch an offensive with heavy armored vehicles and tanks along with airforce.
     
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    I think paksitani forces have some psyche issue when it comes to Afghanistan they can't fight like they brag about LOC
     
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    all are FC men and all were pashtuns.
     
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    Just a brainwave of some fanboy page, if they dare indulge in such acts, any Afghan post near our border will cease to exist forever. The fact is our boys chased the scum into Afghanistan and most likely died fighting while the local villagers sheltered one of them. The ANA were no where to be seen when this was happening.
     
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