Torkham clash:Afghan President meets families of soldiers killed

Kabul, June 23: The bereaved families of soldiers killed in recent clashes with Pakistani troops in Torkham and Goshta district in eastern Nangarhar province were visited by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

Hailing the sacrifices made by the soldiers, Ghani said the courage and sacrifices of country’s sons have strengthened national unity among Afghans and that a fundamental mechanism will be created for a long-term support of victims’ families,

Ghani’s Media Office in a statement today said, reports Tolo News.

He also handed a number of gifts to the families of the victims.

The clashes between Afghan and Pakistani soldiers last week took place after Pakistani border police tried to erect installations near the Torkham Gate.

The clash has left a number of casualties on both sides.

Three Afghan border police, two Afghan children and a high ranking Pakistani general were killed during the crisis.

In addition, 21 Afghan soldiers were also wounded.