One killed, over dozen injured in Pak-Afghan border forces clash

One killed, over dozen injured in Pak-Afghan border forces clash

Quetta (Web Desk): One person was killed and at least 15 others were injured as Afghan forces once again targeted civilian settlements along the border with Pakistan in Chaman’s Sheikh Lal Muhammad.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), in a brief initial statement, confirmed that “indiscriminate and intermittent” firing was continuing from inside Afghanistan on the civilian population of Chaman. Women and children are among the injured.

The clash started over the intervention of Afghan forces in repairing of a barrack along the border by Pakistani authorities in Sheikh Lal Muhammad sector, authorities said.

Levies officials said that several artillery shells were fired in the Boghra and Custom House area.

The officials said that a befitting response was given by the Pakistani forces by using heavy artillery in retaliation.

Last Sunday, at least six civilians were martyred and seventeen others were injured when Afghan forces opened unprovoked and indiscriminate fire at the civilian area in Balochistan’s Chaman city.

“Afghan Border Forces opened unprovoked and indiscriminate fire of heavy weapons including artillery/mortar onto the Civilian population in Chaman, Balochistan causing Shahadat of 6 civilians with another 17 individuals being injured,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Sunday.

The military’s media wing said, Pakistani troops at the border gave a befitting albeit measured response against the uncalled-for aggression, but avoided targeting innocent civilians in the area.