Pakistani and Afghan forces clash at border

Pakistani authorities say Afghan troops began firing at a checkpoint across the border, Afghan officials blame the other side

Pakistani and Afghan forces clash at border

World Bulletin/News Desk

An Afghan border policeman was killed and two Pakistani soldiers were wounded in an exchange of fire along the border late on Wednesday, officials from both countries said, a clash likely to unsettle already strained ties between the neighbours.

A senior Afghan official said hundreds of additional Afghan troops were sent to a disputed border gate after the exchange of fire, which last for more than two hours.

A Pakistani military source said the shooting was sparked by an attack on a Pakistani checkpost. The senior Afghan official said trouble started after Pakistani troops attempted to fortify the border gate.

Two Afghan border policemen were wounded.

 

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