Pakistan, Afghanistan Observe Cease-Fire After Deadly Border Clash:
“We currently have agreed on a cease-fire with Pakistan. We hope this problem will end through the work by diplomatic channels,” Abdullah said. He went on to insist that bilateral understandings bind the two countries to seek mutual consent before constructing new installations near the border.
“The Afghan security and defense forces retaliated to safeguard the territorial integrity and defend the country and its people…armed forces are always ready to defend their country and people and to react against any kind of threats,” the Afghan Foreign Ministry said in a separate statement.