Published: Tue, September 19, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Torkham crossing remains closed on second day after Pak-Afghan border blasts

Torkham crossing remains closed on second day after Pak-Afghan border blasts

The Torkham border was reopened after the hand-grenade attack that had injured six Pakistani security personnel and two children on Friday, officials said on Saturday.

"Three people - a policeman and two civilians - have been killed and five civilians sustained injuries", Interior Ministry Spokesperson Najib Danesh said. We agree to the candid observation of the Ambassador that Afghanistan must ensure its soil is not used by TTP against Pakistan and similarly Pakistan must ensure its soil is not used by the Haqqani network against Afghanistan.

Assistant Political Agent of Landikotal, who attended the meeting with Afghan border authorities, told this scribe that the decision of reopening of the border was taken after they held talks with their Afghan counterparts. "This is just a propaganda of the Western media".

Pakistan considers the drone strike a violation of sovereignty, while the USA accuses Pakistan of providing safe havens for militants.

He said the "U.S. must comply with worldwide law when it comes to the use of lethal force and any potentially unlawful strikes should be independently investigated".

This is the first drone attack since US President Donald Trump announced his new Afghan policy and also criticised Pakistan for providing safe havens to terrorists.

The US president unveiled his administration's new strategy in Afghanistan last month.

Rayad Emrit, a West Indies allrounder for SCL team Bost Defenders, said the cricket would continue, adding that "the crowd support again has been excellent, the security for us has been tremendous and we hope that it can only get better".

U.S. officials have urged the neighboring Pakistani government to crack down on Haqqani militants operating in Pakistan.

The United States, under the presidency of Republican George W. Bush, and its allies invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001 as part of Washington's so-called war on terror.

Like this: