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Pakistan demarche Afghan Government over terrorist attacks

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Islamabad, 13 December 2023 (TDI): Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan, on Tuesday demarche the Afghan Interim Government in strongest terms in response of the deadly terrorist attack on the post of Pakistan’s security forces in Daraban, Dera Ismail Khan. 

According to the statement of Inter Services Public Relations Pakistan, during the early hours of 12 December, a group of six terrorists attacked a security forces’ post in the general area Daraban. 

The attempt to enter the post was effectively thwarted which forced the terrorists to ram an explosive laden vehicle into the post, followed by a suicide bombing attack. 

The statement added, “These blasts led to the collapse of the building resulting in multiple causalities including twenty-three brave soldiers embracing shahadat whereas all six terrorists were effectively engaged and killed.” 

The Foreign Minister Pakistan, Jalil Jilani, said that terrorists and their handlers, wherever they are, will pay for their cowardly attacks. Our brave soldiers are ready to make the ultimate sacrifice to blunt the nefarious designs of enemies. 

The Foreign Minister also extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of victims of today’s attack and offered prayers for the Martyrs. 

The Foreign Secretary called in the Chargé d’Affaires of Afghan Interim Government to deliver Pakistan’s strong demarche in the context of these deadly terrorist attacks.  

The responsibility of the attack has been claimed by Tehreek-e-Jihad Pakistan, an affiliated terrorist group of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. 

The CD ‘A of Afghan Interim Government was asked immediately to convey to the Afghan Interim to fully investigate and take stern action against perpetrators of the recent attack along with to condemn publicly the terrorist incident at the highest level. 

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Furthermore, it was conveyed to take immediate verifiable actions against all terrorist groups including their leadership and their sanctuaries also to apprehend and handover the perpetrators of the attack and the TTP leadership in Afghanistan to the Government of Pakistan. 

It also asked to take all necessary measures to deny the persistent use of Afghan soil for terrorist activities against Pakistan. 

The Foreign Ministry said that this terrorist attack is yet another reminder of the terrorist threat to peace and stability in the region. On its part, Pakistan remains steadfast in its commitment to combat and end terrorism. 

Abdul Momin Rasul
Abdul Momin Rasul
Abdul Momin Rasul is pursuing BS International Relations from the National University of Modern Languages (NUML). The arenas of diplomacy and foreign policy intrigue him to delve deep into analyzing the broader scenario of global affairs. Besides, the author is also exploring the field of media and journalism.

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