The Consulate General of Afghanistan has written a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) requesting that the bodies of seven Afghans, killed in Machh incident should be transferred back to Afghanistan.

“As you know in the terrorist incident that took place in Machh area of Bolan district of Balochistan province by the anti-governments and joint terrorists of the two countries seven Afghan citizens are among the victims.” “The heirs of three martyrs have requested that their dead bodies be transferred to Afghanistan,” the letter said.

“Therefore your esteemed office is kindly requested to contact the relevant authorities to grant permission for transferring the mentioned three corpses via the Chaman Spin Boldak Corridor,” it added.

According to the Afghan Consulate, Chaman Ali, Aziz, Nasim, Abullah, Sher Muhammad, Hassan Jan, and Anwar Ali are Afghan nationals. One of the miners, Rasul son of Ghulam Ali, escaped the attack and was in the custody of Balochistan police. The embassy has sought consular access to Rasul.

Anas Mallick is an international journalist who has been working as a field reporter for 7+ years now. With a focus on diplomacy, militancy, and conflict, Mallick's expertise involve Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan. He tweets at @AnasMallick

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