18 May 2017

News Story: Pakistan summons Afghan envoy over diplomat's "detention"

ISLAMABAD, May 17 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan on Wednesday summoned Afghan envoy and lodged protest over the "detention" of two Pakistani embassy diplomats in Kabul, the foreign ministry said.

Pakistani sources in Kabul earlier told local media in Islamabad that the two embassy members were "forcibly" taken by Afghan security officials when they had gone for shopping. Both were later released.

"The Afghan Deputy Head of Mission (DHM) was summoned to the Foreign Office to lodge Pakistan's strong protest over the incident in which two diplomatic officials in Kabul were detained today, reportedly by Afghan security agencies," the foreign ministry said in a statement.

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