Pakistan denounces US drone strike believed to have killed Afghan Taliban chief: FO

Pakistan Foreign Office
Pakistan on Sunday denounced the US drone strike believed to have killed the Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour as a violation of its air area and mentioned solely negotiations might carry a long-lasting peace to Afghanistan.

The assertion, issued by the Overseas Workplace late Sunday, mentioned one of many victims of the assault was a driver named Muhammad Azam whereas the identification of the second is being verified.

On late Saturday 21st Might, 2016, the US shared data {that a} drone strike was carried out in Pakistan close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border space, wherein Mansour was focused, it mentioned.

This data was shared with the Prime Minister and the Chief of Military Workers after the drone strike.

The assertion denounced the drone assault as a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty, a problem which has been raised with the US prior to now as properly.

It mentioned {that a} four-country group comprising the US, China, Afghanistan and Pakistan final met on Wednesday to debate methods to restart stalled peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban and that the group had collectively determined a politically negotiated settlement was the one viable possibility for lasting peace in Afghanistan.

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