Pakistan delivers strong demarche to Afghan govt over deadly attack in DI Khan


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly protested against a deadly terrorist attack on its security forces’ post in Daraban, Dera Ismail Khan, that killed 23 personnel on Tuesday.

The attack was claimed by Tehreek-e-Jihad Pakistan, a terrorist group affiliated with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which operates from Afghanistan.

“The Foreign Secretary of Pakistan summoned the Chargé d’Affaires (Cd’A) of the Afghan Interim Government (AIG) and delivered a strong demarche, demanding immediate action against the perpetrators and their sanctuaries in Afghanistan,” said a press release issued by Foreign Office on Tuesday.

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“The Cd’A of AIG was asked to convey to the Afghan authorities to fully investigate and take stern action against the perpetrators of the recent attack; publicly condemn the terrorist incident at the highest level; take immediate verifiable actions against all terrorist groups (including their leadership) and their sanctuaries; apprehend and handover the perpetrators of the attack and the TTP leadership in Afghanistan to the Government of Pakistan; and take all necessary measures to deny the persistent use of Afghan soil for terrorism against Pakistan,” the

Pakistan said that “today’s terrorist attack was yet another reminder of the terrorist threat to peace and stability in the region and called for collective action to defeat this menace. Pakistan reaffirmed its commitment to combat terrorism and urged the Afghan Interim Government to fulfill its responsibilities in this regard.”

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