Two FC personnel martyred, five injured in cross-border attack from Afghanistan

Two FC personnel martyred, five injured in cross-border attack from Afghanistan

Soon after the attack, announcements were made through mosques' loudspeakers in various villages, situated along the Pak-Afghan border.

According to Azadi Radio, Pakistani forces are shelling Afghan border posts in Zazi Maiden.

The ISPR accused Afghanistan of opening fire when Pakistani troops were carrying out routine surveillance along the Pak-Afghan border and making necessary preparations for starting fencing of that area. "Military engagement is underway to defuse situation". Afghan police said that force was used after the Pakistani troops illegally crossed the border.

Initially, Afghan National Police interim chief Colonel Abdul Hanan told Anadolu Agency that two Pakistani troops were arrested during the clash. Three civilians were also wounded, he added.

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The spokesman had said further that two Pakistani soldiers lost their lives in cross-border attacks on April 7 and 8, besides injuries to several others.

Afghan officials often give conflicting casualty figures. In a separate incident on Sunday in Pakistan's North Waziristan district, which also borders Afghanistan, a security forces vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device 15km from district capital Miranshah, a military official said.

Earlier this month, Afghanistan accused Pakistan of carrying out air strikes in its Kunar province, causing "massive property damage" - charges Islamabad vehemently denied. Afghanistan, in turn, accuses Islamabad of sheltering the leadership of the Afghan Taliban militants who are battling the Western-backed government in Kabul.

The army is in the process of fencing the porous Pak-Afghan border in a bid to stem the free-flow of militants.

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