Demarche lodged over cross-border incursion in Bajaur by militants


Islamabad: The Afghanistan Charge d’ Affaires, Mr. Majnoon Gulab was summoned to the Foreign Office today. A strong demarche was lodged with him on the incident, which took place at 0420 hours on 16 June 2011 during which 100-150 terrorists crossed the border with Afghanistan and attacked three Pakistani villages in the Bajaur sector.

The cross-border incursion resulted in the Shahadat of 5 civilians (including 3 males and 2 females) and one Frontier Scout and 3 civilian (females) were injured. Serious concern of the Government of Pakistan was conveyed to the Afghan Charge d’ Affaires. The Government of Afghanistan was asked to prevent such cross-border incidents from occurring in the future.

For more information, contact:
Syed Haider Ali Jafri
Personal Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 921 0335 and 9056604

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