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Two security personnel injured in Afghan cross border attack

Two security personnel injured in Afghan cross border attack

"Pakistani troops are exercising maximum restraint so as to avoid any Afghan civilian casualties", the Pakistan Army's public relations department said, adding that five soldiers were wounded in the attack.

The military's media wing continued that the troops of Frontier Constabulary were carrying out routine surveillance along the border for plugging of gaps and making necessary preparations for starting fencing in that area, when the attack was launched.

Witnesses in Kurram agency said that armed tribesmen rushed to the border to help Pakistani security forces. Soon after the attack, announcements were made through mosques' loudspeakers in various villages, situated along the Pak-Afghan border.

Col. Abdul Hanan, the acting provincial police chief in Afghanistan's eastern Khost province, said the fighting broke out after Pakistani forces crossed into Afghanistan.

The ISPR statement further said that the officials were reviewing fencing arrangements on the border when the incident occurred.

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Clashes are frequent in the area as Afghanistan doesn't recognize the 2,400-kilometer Durand Line (drawn by Britain in 1896) as its worldwide border with Pakistan.

According to foreign news agencies, the casualties were the result of ongoing clashes along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Mangal said three Pakistani guards were also taken into custody. It added that hundreds of mortars had been fired by Pakistani forces on another Afghan province of Kunar since early April.

According to Azadi Radio, Pakistani forces are shelling Afghan border posts in Zazi Maiden.

The two USA allies routinely accuse each other of failing to crack down on militants who operate along the porous border.


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