Terrorists from Afghanistan carried out Zhob garrison attack: FO

Terrorists from Afghanistan carried out Zhob garrison attack FO
Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad. — Radio Pakistan/File
Ministry of International Affairs in Islamabad. — Radio Pakistan/File  

Pakistan on Wednesday confirmed that terrorists hailing from Afghanistan carried out July 13 “dastardly assault” on the Pakistan Military’s Zhob Garrison in Northern Balochistan.

In an announcement, International Officer Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch revealed that three slain terrorists concerned within the assault on the personnel of the Pakistan Military had been recognized as Afghan nationals.

“The terrorists belong to Afghanistan’s Kandahar province,” she added.

As many as 9 troopers embraced martyrdom and 5 terrorists had been killed within the assault. Within the wee hours of July 12, a gaggle of terrorists launched a dastardly assault on the garrison, the Inter-Providers Public Relations (ISPR) had stated, mentioning that the preliminary try to sneak into the power was “checked by troopers on responsibility”.

Throughout the heavy alternate of fireside, 9 troopers — whereas preventing gallantly — laid down their lives within the line of responsibility. In the meantime, 5 terrorists had been additionally killed.

“Safety forces stay decided to thwart all such ghastly makes an attempt at destroying [the] peace of Balochistan and Pakistan,” the ISPR had added.

The FO strongly condemned and expressed extreme issues over the usage of Afghan soil and the unabated involvement of Afghan militants in terrorism inside Pakistan.

The FO additionally instructed the Afghan embassy in Islamabad to obtain the our bodies of slain terrorists.

Act towards terrorists or we’ll: Bilawal

A day earlier, International Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari stated if the Afghan interim authorities did not take motion, Pakistan had an choice beneath worldwide legislation to behave in “self-defence” towards the militants hiding inside Kabul.

Whereas chatting with the media, he, nonetheless, made it clear that this shouldn’t be the primary choice for his authorities.

The overseas minister additionally reminded Kabul of the Doha Accord.

In keeping with the Doha Accord, the Taliban had assured in writing that militant teams wouldn’t be allowed inside Afghanistan and nor would any militant group assault one other nation from inside Afghanistan.

The overseas minister’s assertion comes within the aftermath of a massacre in Bajaur when a suicide bomber detonated explosives at a political rally of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl wherein greater than 50 individuals had been lifeless whereas 200 had been wounded with some in severe situation nonetheless in hospitals.

“Concerning Pakistan going there [inside Afghanistan] and taking motion towards these terrorists, we don’t need to be pressured to do that, however in line with worldwide legislation, we’ve got the correct to self-defence,” stated FM Bilawal whereas addressing a ceremony on the Ministry of International Affairs.

Commenting on the continued militant assaults on Pakistan by the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and different terrorist teams, Bilawal stated it was time for the interim Afghan authorities to behave towards these terrorists.

“If we’re repeatedly attacked like this, and there’s no applicable response, we will probably be pressured to do that. However I don’t suppose it needs to be amongst the primary choices for us,” he added.

The overseas minister additionally stated Kabul’s Taliban authorities wanted to behave towards the TTP and different militant teams that had been focusing on Pakistan.

“In the event that they [Afghan government] want any assist, then I feel Pakistan needs to be ready to assist them. Our choice will probably be that we wish the officers there, the interim authorities, to behave towards them,” he added.

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