Pakistan tells Kabul it only retaliates fire
04 October, 2012
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Army only fires after its villages and border posts come under attack from across the border, the ISPR said on Wednesday.
It said further Pakistani and Afghan generals held talks on cross-border shelling and militants' attack on Pakistani security posts along the border.
According to the ISPR, Afghan Army delegation, headed by Afghan National Army Director General Military Operations (DGMO) Major General Afzal Aman, visited the General Headquarters for meeting with his counterpart Major General Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmad.
"The issue of alleged cross border artillery fire by Pakistan into Afghanistan was discussed in detail. Afghan delegation was briefed that problem stems from terrorists' safe havens in Afghan provinces of Kuner and Nuristan, about which intelligence has been repeatedly shared with Afghan authorities," said the ISPR.
"There is absolutely no possibility of indiscriminate fire by Pakistan Army on Afghan forces or civilians. Other border related issues also came under discussion."
Both sides agreed on continuation of such bilateral interaction.
In June, a militant group allegedly led by Mullah Fazlullah, the Swat-based Taliban chief, who is believed to be in hiding in Afghanistan, attacked Pakistani posts in Upper Dir and killed over six soldiers.