Pakistani security personnel killed in attack from across Afghan border

Representational image

Representational image

According to government officials, scores of armed tribesmen from Bangash and other tribes have started assembling to support the security personnel.

A regional Afghan police chief said that the clashes broke out along the Zazi Maidan border district in the southeastern province of Khost adjacent to Kurram as Pakistan initiated firing to force people outside the claimed Pakistan border, reported by Anadolu Agency.

"Pakistani troops are exercising maximum restraint so as to avoid any Afghan civilian casualties", the statement said, adding that "military engagement is underway to defuse (the) situation". Clashes are frequent in the area as Afghanistan doesn't recognize the 2,400-kilometer Durand Line (drawn by Britain in 1896) as its global border with Pakistan. The Afghan officials blamed that the Pakistani troops crossed on to their side of the border, prompting a response by border forces and the local tribal force.

Clashes are still underway, he said.

Khost province lies next to the restive tribal belt in Pakistan.

Two Pakistani security forces were also detained on Afghan soil, he added.

Читайте также: Gov. Bevin: "I apologize" to those hurt by comments

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.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military's media wing, in a statement said that the Frontier Corps personnel deployed in Kurram Agency were attacked from Afghanistan.

Earlier this month, Afghanistan accused Pakistan of carrying out air strikes in its Kunar province, causing "massive property damage" - charges Islamabad vehemently denied.

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

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2018 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Recommended News

  • Australia-Shark Attack,1st Ld-Writethru, AS

    Australia-Shark Attack,1st Ld-Writethru, AS

    The attack prompted the World Surf League to temporarily postpone the nearby Margaret River Pro surfing contest. The man was reportedly bitten while surfing at Gracetown, where the Margaret River Pro is held.
    WhatsApp now lets you redownload old photos after you've deleted them

    WhatsApp now lets you redownload old photos after you've deleted them

    However, with the new feature, you can simply scroll up the chat conversation and download the required media content again. It is important to note that the message in the chat needs to be present in order to retrieve the media.
    Togadia legacy ends, VHP gets its new worldwide  president

    Togadia legacy ends, VHP gets its new worldwide president

    Togadia's strong pro-Hindutva remarks were not in sync with Modi who was trying to reinvent himself for a larger national role. Earlier, VHP working global president Pravin Togadia had claimed that due procedure was not being followed in the election.
  • Facebook To Reward Data Abuse Whistleblowers

    Facebook To Reward Data Abuse Whistleblowers

    Facebook said it has changed its rules on user consent to stop other third parties harvesting data in the same way. And for some reason, people are surprised that their information is being used by advertising and political firms.
    NASA's New Planet Hunter TESS Set To Launch Monday

    NASA's New Planet Hunter TESS Set To Launch Monday

    That camera, an engineering model of the four being launched with NASA 's TESS mission, revealed a night thick with stars. These planets will be some of our closest neighbours, orbiting stars we can actually see when we look up at the sky.
    Prosecutors say investigation into Trump's lawyer has been going on for months

    Prosecutors say investigation into Trump's lawyer has been going on for months

    Agents, they wrote, had already searched multiple email accounts maintained by Cohen after securing an earlier search warrant. As a portion of the legal evaluation related to his own business practices, Cohen is due in Manhattan court.
  • West hesitates on Syria response as Russian Federation  warns of 'war'

    West hesitates on Syria response as Russian Federation warns of 'war'

    But the administration appeared determined to deliver on the president's threat to punish the use of poison gas. Security Council called by Russia on USA threatened military action in response to the alleged attack.
    Roma mock Harry Kane

    Roma mock Harry Kane

    Tottenham fans took to Twitter to criticise Harry Kane for his performance, or lack thereof, against Manchester City on Saturday . Both players are on course to smash Luis Suarez's record of most goals in a single Premier League season (31 goals).
    Manchester City are 2017/18 Premier League champions

    Manchester City are 2017/18 Premier League champions

    Winning at Stamford Bridge gave us a feeling of, "OK, against the last champions, we are able to come here and play". They can surpass Chelsea's Premier League record of 30 (2016-17) by winning three of their remaining five fixtures.
  • Donald Trump defends use of 'mission accomplished' phrase for Syria strike

    Donald Trump defends use of 'mission accomplished' phrase for Syria strike

    Syria media reported that several of these strikes were intercepted, but Pentagon spokesperson Dana White dismissed these claims. No military response from any actors in Syria - including Iran and Russian Federation - has been seen, the Pentagon said.
    Saudi king slams Iranian 'interference,' US Jerusalem move at Arab summit

    Saudi king slams Iranian 'interference,' US Jerusalem move at Arab summit

    The one-day summit, being held in Dhahran, comes amid a lot of things happening in the Middle East. He told Arab leaders that Iran was to blame for instability and meddling in the region.

    How Many GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK)'s Analysts Are Bullish?

    The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,972 ($24.57) per share, for a total transaction of £1,143.76 ($1,424.89). The stock increased 2.55% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $25.75. (NASDAQ:ADI) or 7,000 shares.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.