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Afghan firing injures Pakistani border troops

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 1, 2015 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
Posted: Jul 1, 2015 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
Afghan firing injures Pakistani border troops

ISLAMABAD: A cross-border fire from Afghanistan has resulted in two non fatal casualties on Pakistani side at Angoor Adda border crossing gate, Samaa reported.

“A Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG-7) and gunfire from the Afghan side injured two Pakistani security personnel,” Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Wednesday.

The ISPR, Pakistani military's media wing, however, denied any fatalities in the clash.

“Pakistani troops responded and targeted positions from where the fire was coming from,” the ISPR added.

On the contrary, Afghan Ministry of Interior spokesman Sediq Sediqqi has alleged that one Afghan border policeman was killed in the fighting that broke out late Tuesday in the Shekin district of Afghanistan’s Paktika province, about 300 miles southeast from Kabul.

“The skirmish started when Pakistan attempted to build an illegal structure on the border. Afghan border police intervened and exchanged fire. As a result, one Afghan border policeman was killed,” he told reporters in Kabul.

Sediqqi went as far as saying that at least eight Pakistani soldiers were killed in the clash.

“During the ensuing exchange of gunfire, eight Pakistani troops and one Afghan border guard were killed”, claimed he.

Reuters quoted a local resident as saying the border was sealed on Wednesday and no one was allowed to cross.

“Pakistani and Afghan forces were still facing off from positions along the border at the end of the day,” another local told Reuters.–SAMAA/Agencies

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