RAWALPINDI: Director General Military Opeartions(DGMO) Pakistan Army Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza condemned unprovoked firing on Pakistani villagers and security forces which caused casualties.
According to a statement issued by the ISPR, Pakistan and Afghan Director General Military Operation established hotline contacts after hours-long cross-border firing that killed nine civilians killed and left scores of others wounded.
Maj-Gen Mirza told his counterpart that the villages are divided i.e. situated on both sides but Pakistan forces and civilians are on own side of the border.
Afghan Director General Military Operations acknowledged that border is in between villages and not at the ditch which is well inside Pakistan as being perceived by them.
He asked Afghan DGMO that their forces to stay on their side of the border and defuse the situation.
DGMO Pakistan Army told his counterpart that “we shall continue our work within our border.”
A local commanders level Border Flag meeting is in progress post the hotline.
Afghan DGMO agreed to take up the matter and issue necessary orders accordingly. Fire has stopped as of now.