NANGARHAR, Afghanistan – At least one Afghan Border Force killed and further three wounded in a shootouts with Pakistani forces in Durand Line in eastern province of Nangarhar, local authorities confirmed.
Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman to the Nangarhar Governor, said among the victims are three civilians who bore injuring during the one-hour clashes.
The clashes begin as Pakistani forces started to violate the international border, according to Khogyani.
In May, at least four Afghan border forces were killed in a similar shootouts in Spin Boldak district in southern province of Kandahar, leaving 23 injured.
According to the Afghan Defense Ministry, on July 31 at least nine civilians were killed and 50 others were wounded in Pakistani forces artillery attacks on “residential areas” in Spin Boldak district.
The clash came hours after a telephonic conversation between Acting Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar and Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi who stressed his country’s support to the Afghan peace process, according to a statement by Foreign Affairs Ministry as reported by local media.