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Afghan security forces have killed eight innocent Pakistani tribesmen in Paktika province of Afghanistan, Khyber News reported on Monday. According to Khyber News correspondent, the tribesmen belonged to Kabalkhel tribe of North Waziristan tribal district. The Special Forces of Afghanistan had carried out raids on the homes of Kabalkhel tribe near Pak-Afghan border in Bermal district of Paktika province.
The sources said that the Afghan security forces took eight tribesmen into custody and shot them dead outside their homes. Four of the victims were brothers. The sources said that some of the killed tribesmen had returned from Karachi, where they were working as laborers.
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The victims were laid to rest in Afghanistan. Their funeral prayers were attended by thousands of people. The relatives of the victims say that the killed tribesmen never remained part of any terror organization.
Pakistan has condemned the killing of eight innocent Pakistani tribesmen by the Afghan security forces. Dr. Mohammad Faisal, who is the spokesperson for the foreign office, tweeted Pakistan’s response on Monday night.
Pakistan condemns the killing of eight innocent Pakistani tribesmen, in Paktika, Afghanistan, by
Afghan security forces.— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@DrMFaisal) March 11, 2019
There was a massive uproar on social media as well.
Why is our media still silent on this one?? What's going on in Afghanistan with Pakistanis?? This is unacceptable and should not go unchecked and a response must be given to Afghan govt. https://t.co/w8IWX1QvkU— Salman Javed (@M_EssJay) March 11, 2019
#justuce #Afghanspecialforces Ptm Manzoor Pashteen and his social media team totally silent, on extra-judicial killing of eight kabl-khel tribesmen from North Waziristan, these eight people killed by Afghanistan Special forces, during search operation. pic.twitter.com/QIfT6VWTzt
— Salahuddin Salarzai (@salahuddi2) March 12, 2019
Afghanistan: Reports from Bermal, Paktika indicate Afghan Army and SOF have killed at least 8 Pushtoon men believed to be from Waziristan (Pakistan) in front of their families after pulling them out from their houses. All 8 men are believed to be labor workers. pic.twitter.com/ke8ufcoNdM— FJ (@Natsecjeff) March 11, 2019
Pashtun right's champion radio channel Mashaal Radio has declared those innocents tribesmen being killed by Puppet afghan forces as Terrorist.
Strangely haven't heard much about this even on social media. Will certainly cover it. https://t.co/oMr1ZKC0LJ
— Zarrar Khuhro (@ZarrarKhuhro) March 11, 2019
The social media activists also took to task some ethnonationalists who used unsubstantiated allegations to attack national institutions but remained quiet on atrocities across the border. The notorious group known as the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement was particularly berated for its dual nature manifested in its silence over human rights abuses by the Afghan government on native Pashtuns.
Where PTM rascals…should receive their dead bodies— Kashi Rana (@KashiRa24599875) March 12, 2019
سوال یہ ہے کہ جب نقیب شہید ہوا تو. ٹرینڈ چلا #JusticeForNaqeeb
جب طاہر داوڑ شہید ہوا تو انصاف کے ساتھ تحقیقات کا بھی مطالبہ کیا گیا.
جب ارمان لومڑی کوہارٹ اٹیک ہوا تو ٹرینڈ چلا #StateKilledArman.
کیا #PTM افغانستان میں شہید 8 وزیرستانیو کیلئے کوئی ٹرینڈ چلائے گا@Gulalai_Ismail pic.twitter.com/yIW7zPenMT— Sohail G.Wazir 🇵🇰 (@SohailGem) March 12, 2019
تھے، وہ بات الگ ہے کہ یہ تمھارے دہشتگرد تنظیم کا
— waqas rehman (@rehmanwaqas2700) March 11, 2019
London bound 👇 @mjdawar criminal silence on brutal killing of 8 Pak Kabul Khel Pastuns labourers ex #NorthWaziristan by Afg Army in Paktika, speaks volume of his hypocrisy & clear realization for #NorthWaziristan that their MNA is pursuing @ashrafghani agenda !#PTMafghanNexus pic.twitter.com/3u1SQJHIBd— Darab Dawar (@DarabDawar) March 11, 2019
Where is Bloody Paskeen Toola Now! who always misguiding pushtoon nation????#JusticeForPashtunLabourers pic.twitter.com/5v6Z3CIe91— Bilawal Shah (@Bilawal79931850) March 12, 2019