Washington, Sept. 1, Reuter — The United States on Thursday condemned a bombing attack on Pakistan by aircraft from Afghanistan, terming it a violation of Geneva Peace Accords.

One man was killed on Thursday when two bombs dropped by the planes exploded on the outskirts of Dalazak in Pakistan, according to Pakistani officials. It was not clear whether the planes were Soviet or Afghan.

“This is the latest and most extreme incident of armed intervention from Afghanistan against Pakistan’s territorial integrity, State Department spokeswoman Phyllis Oakley told reporters at a news briefing.

“The United States government condemns this act of regression against Pakistan, we are consulting with the government of Pakistan, we will be raising it with the Soviets and the United Nations,” she said.

Oakley said, five planes from Afghanistan bombed a village near Peshawar, killing one person and: wounding at least 18.

She said the United States agreed with Pakistan that the attach was a violation of Geneva Peace Accords, under which Pakistan and Afghanistan had agreed to respect each other’s’ territorial integrity.

Article extracted from this publication >> September 9, 1988