Pak Against Afg


At least 10 people, including women, children and a Frontier Corps (FC) man, were killed and 47 injured after Afghan border forces resorted to 'unprovoked' firing at Pakistani troops guarding a census team on Friday.

The incident occurred in the Killi Luqman and Killi Jahangir villages of Chaman, which straddle the border and have been a source of controversy between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Kabul claims the villages are part of the war-torn country's Spin Boldak district, an assertion Pakistan flatly denies.

"Afghan Border Police opened fire on FC [troops] detailed for security of the census team," a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

Pakistani forces deployed in Chaman returned fire and injured two Afghan security officials. Both sides rushed reinforcements to the border and Pakistani authorities closed the Chaman crossing indefinitely once again. Pakistan had closed the border with Afghanistan for a month after a series of terrorist attacks across the country left around 100 people dead.

Commissioner Quetta Division Amjad Ali Khan also confirmed the killing of 10 people and injuries to at least 47 others, including women and children

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