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Pakistan lodges protest with Afghan Ambassador after its diplomat detained in Kandahar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan summoned the Afghan Ambassador to its Foreign Office on Thursday to protest against the detention of its Consulate General official at Afghanistan city of Kandahar.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ambassador of Afghanistan was called to the Foreign Office yesterday evening and a demarche was made regarding detention of an official of Pakistan Consulate General at Kandahar by Afghan authorities. He was forcibly taken away and kept in detention.

Pakistan also expressed its concern on the unprovoked firing by the Afghan Border Police at Angoor Adda gate in which two security personnel sustained injuries.

The two sides highlighted that such incidents should not have taken place in view of the brotherly ties between the two countries.

Afghan ambassador has assured that Pakistan’s concerns will be conveyed to higher authorities in Kabul.

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