Exchange of fire erupts at Pak-Afghan border in Paktika after Pakistan opens gate inside Afghanistan territory
By Khaama Press - Mon Nov 16 2015, 9:18 am
Reports suggest that Pakistani forces have fired indiscriminate shells on border police in Shkin and Barmal district of Paktika province.
Nabiullah Peerkhil, spokesperson for the governor of Paktika province said that Afghan forces have been in defense position and waiting for the orders from the headquarters.
This comes after Pakistan opened the gate built in Angor Ada area of Barmal District inside Afghan territory on Saturday.
According to reports, high ranking Pakistani officials attended the opening ceremony of the gate.
Meanwhile, Pakistani Army says rockets were received from Afghan side which were responded.
“Pakistanis also fired in the direction from which rockets were fired. No loss reported,” states a statement released by the Army’s media wing ISPR.