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Eleven civilians killed in cross border firing from Afghanistan

May 5, 2017
 
  CHAMAN: At least 11 civilians were killed and 48 others were injured when Afghan Border Police opened fire on para-military troops providing security of census team on Friday morning. According to a press release by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Afghan Border Police opened fire on FC detailed for security of population census team. Nine civilians have...



 

CHAMAN: At least 11 civilians were killed and 48 others were injured when Afghan Border Police opened fire on para-military troops providing security of census team on Friday morning.

According to a press release by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Afghan Border Police opened fire on FC detailed for security of population census team.

Nine civilians have embraced martyrdom in the shooting while 48 others including four FC Balochistan men were wounded in the attack.

ISPR went on to state that that Afghan Border Police has been creating hurdles in conduct of census in villages of Killi Luqman and Killi Jehangir in Chaman area on Pakistani side of the border since 30th April.

ISPR stated, "This was done despite the fact that Afghan authorities had been informed well in advance and coordination was carried out through diplomatic and military channels for conduct of census."

According to security sources, the Afghan forces were threatening locals to not take part in the census.

Samaa TV reported that that Indian forces were also carrying out fire at the Pakistani areas of the border along with Afghan Border Police.

Intense firing was witnessed and explosions were heard during the exchange of fire.

The wounded persons were shifted to Chaman Hospital for treatment.

Chaman border has also been closed for all kinds of traffic.
 
 
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