US appeals to Afghanistan and Pakistan to calm tensions

john-kirby_650x400_51451955358news54s54f54fs54fThe US has appealed Pakistan and Afghanistan to reduce the ongoing tension following recent cross-border firing gunfire over the contentious fencing issue at north-western Torkham border crossing which resulted in casualties on both sides.
“I could tell you we are all watching the tensions very closely, that we are in touch with officials on both sides,” State Department Spokesman John Kirby told reporters yesterday.