KABUL: The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces in Nangarhar province has been instructed to provide support to the security posts of the Afghan border police located along the Durand Line.
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces have the responsibility to defend from the national sovereignty, territorial integirty, and freedom of the country and are prepared to respond to any threats posed by any country.
According to a statement by MoD, the Afghan armed forces will not allow any unilateral move and establishment of installations without consultations with the Afghan government.
The statement further added that ministry has taken necessary steps to prevent the establishment of installations, insisting that “the Ministry of Defense has precisely reviewed the recent movements along the zero point of Durand Line, including the Torkham and other areas and has instructed the 201st Silab Corps in Nangarhar to deploy forces and equipment to provide support to the Afghan border police posts.”
The statement by MoD was released hours after a heavy clash erupted among the Afghan border guards and the Pakistani forces in Torkham.
The Afghan officials are saying clashes erupted after the Afghan prevented the military installation by Pakistani forces in Torkham.
According to the officials, an Afghan border police has lost his life and six others were wounded during the clash and the Pakistani side has also suffered casualties. -KP
THE PASHTUN TIMES