RAWALPINDI: Pakistan military has said that it has given Afghanistan a list of 76 terrorists who should be immediately handed over.
“Afg Embassy officials called in GHQ. Given list of 76 Ts hiding in Afg. Asked to take immediate action / be handed over to Pakistan,” DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Twitter.
Afg Embassy officials called in GHQ. Given list of 76 Ts hiding in Afg. Asked to take immediate action / be handed over to Pakistan.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) February 17, 2017
The development came a day after a deadly suicide attack killed more than 70 people including 20 children at the shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan city of Sindh.
Following the recent wave of terrorism this week, law enforcement agencies have launched a nationwide security crackdown.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that the recent terrorist acts are being perpetrated on directions from ‘hostile powers’ and from sanctuaries in Afghanistan.
According to ISPR, the Army Chief said “we will defend the motherland and respond befittingly to these conspiracies.” The Army Chief appealed to the nation to stay calm.
Earlier, Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet that Pakistan-Afghanistan border has been closed with immediate effect until further orders due to security reasons.
Pakistan-Afghanistan Border closed with immediate effects till further orders due to security reasons.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) February 16, 2017
The Islamic State group (IS) claimed the attack. – Samaa
Story first published: 17th February 2017