Afghan troops attack Pakistani check posts

Heavy clashes were reported between Afghan and Pakistani security forces in Goshta district of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday evening.

An Afghan security official speaking on the condition of anonymity said clashes were started by Pakistani military in a bid to take control of the newly built gates inside the Afghan soil.

The source further added Afghan security have managed to destroy a number of the Pakistani military installations inside the Afghan soil during the clashes.

Another Afghan police officer also said that Pakistani troops have left and moved from their security check posts created inside the Afghan soil.

He said one of the security check post of the Pakistani troops have been completedly damaged during the clashes and clashes and at least 9 Pakistani military forces were killed.

In the meantime reports from eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan suggest that Afghan national army soldiers have left for Goshta district to provide support for the Afghan security forces engaging Pakistani troops.

A spokesman for the Afghanistan border protection police forces Edris Momand said one Afghan border police officer was killed and at least three others were injured during the clashes.

Mr. Momand further added that Afghan security forces seized five check posts of the Pakistani troops however they pulled back from the area around 8am local time after receiving instructions from capital Kabul.

Pakistani officials accused Afghan security forces for attacking a security check post of Pakistani forces leaving two Pakistani troops injured.

An official in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said Afghan security forces attacked the security check post in Mohmand Agency around 10pm and the clashes continued for almost two hours.

The official speaking on the condition of anonymity confirmed at least two Pakistani troops were injured during the attack.

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