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Kabul deteriorates ties with Islamabad

NC Monitoring Desk

LAHORE: The brief detention and subsequent release of two Pakistani diplomatic staffers in Kabul indicated that Afghanistan was pouring its ample share in further deteriorating already tensed ties with Pakistan. Recent skirmishes between the two neighbouring countries stemmed from unjust Afghan aggression at Chaman border which claimed as many as 12 civilian lives while injuring 50 others. Following this, Pakistan hushed Afghan guns by serving fierce retaliatory fire which killed at least 50 Afghan soldiers. Thus far, all trading and civilian activities at Chaman crossing point have been suspended by Pakistan. In order to disperse the fetid atmosphere and to ease tensions, Pakistan and Afghanistan consented to geographical survey of the border areas. But Afghanistan has stepped back from its promises and Afghan govt is asserting villages of Killi Luqman and Killi Jahangir.

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