PESHAWAR – Just when the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was concluding his two-day visit in Pakistan, the Pak-Afghan border once again turned hostile claiming seven lives including five Afghan soldiers.
According to Pakistani security officials the terrorist attack took place near Arandu (Chitral) – an area near Pak-Afghan border – on Saturday.
The attack has also injured four Pakistanis including two security personnel. The other two civilians were the women waiting to go on the other side of Durand Line.
The Pakistan security forces have reportedly sealed the border passage way after the incident. Security forces also revealed that the primary target of the terrorists was the Afghan security post. Militants used heavy and light weapons in the attack which partially damaged the Arandu police station on Afghanistan’s side.
Not to forget that on Saturday’s morning Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar briefed the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on security matters. The briefing was scheduled just few hours before Nawaz Sharif’s one-on-one meeting with the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. According to official sources the primary focus of DG ISI’s briefing was about the cross border terrorists infiltration on Pak-Afghan border.
Moreover, the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani seemed to have successfully revived the ties with Pakistan. According to him in last three days 13 years old obstacles were overcome.