Two Pakistani diplomats detained by Afghan spy agency

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan lodged a strong protest with Afghanistan after two of its diplomats posted in Kabul were reportedly detained by Afghan security agencies on Wednesday — in a latest incident suggesting simmering tensions between the two neighbours.

The diplomats were abducted by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) when they were purchasing stationery from a market in Kabul, and kept in detention for three hours, according to sources.

There was no immediate reaction from the Afghan government.

In Islamabad, the Afghan Deputy Head of Mission was summoned to the Foreign Office to lodge Pakistan’s strong protest over the incident.

An official statement said the two diplomatic officials in Kabul were detained, reportedly by Afghan security agencies.

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