Pakistan airstrikes: Over 40 civilians killed in Afghanistan

Over 40 Afghan civilians, including children, were killed after Pakistani aircraft launched airstrikes in different sections of Khost and Kunar provinces on Friday night.

Khan condemned the incident on Twitter, saying, “Pakistani military aircraft bombed Afghan soil under Taliban control for the first time, killing more than 40 civilians. Pakistan, on the other hand, has been killing Afghans for decades through its proxy forces, the Taliban and Mujahideen.”

Khan also posted a photo of the victims’ bodies and called on the International Criminal Court and Amnesty International to investigate Pakistan’s war crimes in Afghanistan.

Local officials in the provinces of Khost and Kunar stated on Saturday that Pakistani aircraft had carried out attacks in various sections of the provinces.

Following the incident, the Taliban summoned Pakistan’s envoy, Mansoor Ahmad Khan, to express their displeasure with the occurrence to the Pakistani government.

The Afghan acting foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, and the acting deputy defence minister, Alhaj Mullah Shirin Akhund, were present at the meeting, according to the country’s foreign ministry, and criticised the assaults by Pakistani soldiers.

“Today, Pakistan’s ambassador in Kabul was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The discussion comprised Deputy Defense Minister Alhaj Mullah Shirin Akhund, as well as IEA Foreign Minister Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi, where the Afghan side protested the recent, “It sent out a tweet.

Meanwhile, analysts say the assaults show Pakistan’s direct interference and violation of Afghan national sovereignty, according to reports in the media.

“The Pakistani airstrikes and ground operations in Khost and Kunar along the Durand Line are an evident violation and interference in Afghan airspace and territory,” a political expert, Sadeq Shinwari, was reported as saying by the media source.

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