Pak-Afghan tension: Border firing ends as Afghan military admits mistake

Srinagar: Hostilities in the border near Cha­m­an ended late on Friday afternoon after a hotline conversation between Pakistan and Afghanistan’s directors general of military operations (DGMOs) during which the Afghan official admitted his side’s mistake in identifying the boundary in the area, Dawn reported on Saturday.

“Afghan director general, military operations, acknowledged that border is in between villages and not at the ditch… as being perceived by them,” an Inter-Services Public Rela­tions (ISPR) statement on the conversation between the DGMOs told Dawn, adding it noted that the Afghan official had agreed that the ditch was well inside Pakistani territory.

With the attack happening at a time census was under way in the two border villages targeted by artillery, it appeared as if the Afghan side wanted to disrupt the exercise, the report added.

The ISPR, in its first statement on the incident, pointed out that the Afghan border police had been creating hurdles in the conduct of the census since April 30 despite having been notified about it in advance, the report said.


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