September 21, 2018

Afghan and Pak officials’ contradictory claims after Sunday’s deadly clash

By Khaama Press - Mon Apr 16 2018, 9:47 am

The Pakistani military officials are saying that two Frontier Corps soldiers were killed and five others were wounded after coming under from the Afghan side of the Durand Line.

“FC KP troops fired upon from Afghanistan side in Kurram agency. Troops were carrying out routine surveillance along Pak Afghan border for plugging of gaps and making necessary preparations for starting fencing in that area,” the Pakistani military said in a statement.

The statement further added that “2 FC soldiers martyred and 5 injured. Pakistani troops are exercising maximum restraint so as to avoid any Afghan civilian casualties. Military engagement is underway to defuse situation.”

However, the Afghan officials are claiming that the clash broke out after Pakistani troops attempted to intrude into the Afghan soil.

The provincial government media office of Khost in a statement said the Pakistani militia forces launched attacks on security posts in Jando Sar and Bad Khawaran areas of Zazai Maidan district at around 8 am on Sunday.

The statement further added that the local residents and security personnel responded to Pakistani militia forces fire, claiming that some dead bodies of Pakistani military forces and their weapons were left in the area.

The source also added that two local residents fighting the militia forces also lost their lives during the clash.

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