Anti-Pakistan Sentiment Rises In Afghanistan After Military Airstrikes

The Pakistani military’s air strikes and rocket attacks on Afghan provinces continue to elicit strong reactions in Afghanistan, with many blaming Pakistan for violating Afghanistan’s sovereignty, according to Tolo News.

The strike was described as despotic by the Ministry of Defence, which cautioned that no country should provoke Afghanistan.

“No country should put the Afghans to the test. It should not be necessary to force the Afghans to take a similar step. Throughout history, Afghans have demonstrated that they will never remain silent in the face of invasion “According to Inayatullah Khwarazimi, a spokesman for the Defense Ministry.

On Friday evening, Pakistani air strikes killed hundreds of civilians in the Esperai region of Khost.

On Sunday, a significant number of Nangarhar citizens gathered in the provinces’ Ghanikhil area to condemn Pakistani air raids on Afghan land.

The demonstration in Nangarhar comes after a massive march in Khost on Saturday evening, where citizens yelled anti-Pakistan slogans, according to Tolo News. Residents of Kunar’s Shiltan district verified the deaths of five persons as a result of a Pakistani military attack in the district.

The Islamic Emirate and prominent Afghan officials, including former President Hamid Karzai, condemned the bombings as a violation of Afghanistan’s sovereignty and international principles, as well as a crime against humanity.

In a statement, Afghanistan’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations “strongly” criticised the strike, calling it a “aggression against Afghanistan’s territorial integrity” and a “flagrant violation of international law.”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Pakistan’s envoy in Kabul on Saturday in response to the attacks in Khost and Kunar provinces.

“The session featured Deputy Defence Minister Alhaj Mullah Shirin Akhund, as well as IEA Foreign Minister Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi, where the Afghan side condemned the recent attacks,” the Ministry stated in a statement.

According to Afghanistan’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, the air attacks killed around 40 civilians, including women and children.

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