JALALABAD (PAN): Thousands of people rallied in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, against Pakistan on Thursday, supporting Afghan security forces.
Afghan forces pulled down a border gate following a seven-hour clash with Pakistani troops in the Goshta district the province. One Afghan border policeman — Qasim Mujahid — was martyred in the high-stakes clash.
As the victim’s body was carried for burial, thousands of protestors in the city chanted “Down with Pakistan, down with ISI and long live Afghan security forces”.
One demonstrator, Rahmatullah, said the protestors Afghan policemen a piggyback ride and held their portraits in a show of support for the security personnel.
He added all shops in the city were closed as people streamed to the venue of funeral prayers for the policeman, a resident of Khewa district, who was killed in the overnight skirmish in Goshta.
By: Babrak Amirzada and Obaidullah Hussam