Pakistan condemns coalition air strike on border post
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Islamabad, June 11, IRNA
Pakistan on Wednesday strongly condemned air strike on its border check post by the coalition forces in Afghanistan, which resulted into the killing of 11 soldiers, the Foreign Ministry said.
The army said that the coalition forces in Afghanistan last night attacked the check post at the tribal Mohmand Agency.
The statement said the attack was launched against Frontier Corps' border check post at Gora Prai in Mohmand Agency by the Coalition Forces based in Afghanistan resulting in the killing of 11 Pakistani security personnel including an officer and injuries to several.
"The attack was unprovoked and a gross violation of international border between Pakistan and Afghanistan," a Foreign Ministry statement said.
"The senseless use of air power against a Pakistani border post by Coalition Forces is totally unacceptable. It constitutes a blatant and wilful negation of the huge sacrifices that Pakistan has made in its endeavour to combat terrorism," it said.
"This attack also tends to undermine the very basis of our cooperation with the Coalition Forces and warrants a serious re-think on their part of the consequences that could ensue from such rash acts".
The statement said it is imperative that international forces operating in Afghanistan refrain from violating Pakistan's territory and attacking Pakistani border posts and firing on our troops.
"The Coalition Forces must fully investigate this incident and share their findings with us. Our forces reserve the right to take all necessary actions to protect our citizens and soldiers and defend our territory".
The statement said that a strong protest is being lodged with the Coalition through the diplomatic channels as well.
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