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    Afghan Ministry Summons Pakistan Ambassador Over Cross-Border Shelling

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    The Afghan Foreign Ministry summoned the Pakistani ambassador over claims of deadly cross-border shelling.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Afghan Foreign Ministry summoned the ambassador of neighboring Pakistan over claims of deadly cross-border shelling, Afghan media cited the ministry as saying in a statement Tuesday.

    "Pakistan's ambassador to Kabul, Abrar Hussain, was summoned to the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday and a formal protest was lodged over cross-border shelling by the Pakistani forces," the TOLONews broadcaster reported.

    It added that Afghan Foreign Minister of Administrative Affairs Nasir Ahmad Andisha condemned and demanded an immediate stop of the cross-border shelling in Lal Pur and Goshta districts of Nangarhar province.

    The attacks, said to have continued for two days, reportedly left one Afghan soldier dead and wounded two others. The outlet says Goshta has come under missile attacks by Pakistani forces on a number of occasions in the past.

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