The Ministry of Defense (MoD) confirms that a soldier of the Frontier Corps of the Pakistani military has been captured during the clashes from the vicinity of Khost province.

MoD spokesman Gen. Mohammad Radmanish told reporters that the clash in Zazai Maidan district hast left at least 14 FC personnel dead and 17 others wounded.

He did not disclose further information in this regard but this comes as 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.