Afghanistan and Pakistan Trade Fire

As reported by the Associated Press, Afghanistan and Pakistan clashed at the Chaman border crossing that separates the two countries. Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the Afghanistan Interior Ministry, said two Afghan border police were killed and 11 wounded. An Afghan government statement issued Sunday accused Pakistan of “unprovoked firing” Friday and Saturday.

Officials in Pakistan state the skirmish began after Afghan security forces fired on Pakistani census workers and the troops escorting them. The officials said nine civilians were killed and 42 wounded. Pakistani Major General Nadeem Ahmad told reporters that two Pakistani soldiers were killed in Friday’s fighting and another nine were wounded.

AP report found here.


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