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6 dead17 wounded in Chaman when Afghan border forces open ‘unprovoked, indiscriminate’ firing on civilians: ISPR – Pakistan

Least six people died, 17 others were injured on On Sunday, as Afghan border troops opened “unprovoked and indiscriminate fire” on civil population in Chaman district in Balochistan, army media said the wing.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), heavy weapons were used, including artillery and mortars. in in firing Afghan troops.

“Pakistani border guards gave a decent, albeit balanced, answer against uninvited for aggression, but avoided attacking innocent civilians in in area”, the message says.

it added that the Pakistani authorities turned to their colleagues in Kabul to emphasize “severity” of situation, demanding “strict action to prevent any such recurrence of Incident in future”.

This was announced by the police officer of the Chaman district Abdullah Ali Kasi. Dawn.com what firing began after a mortar attack on Pakistani territory.

The DPO reported that all the victims were transferred to the Chaman district hospital, except for four people. who were declared “critically” wounded and transferred to Quetta.

A state of emergency has been declared in Quetta Civil Hospital on directions of Health Minister Saleh Muhammad Nasir.

Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo expressed concern over Incident. “I hope the federal government will ensure immediate and effective solution to this problem at the diplomatic level.

He ordered the district administration of Chaman grant full support to people affected.

Last month, the Pakistani-Afghan border at Chaman was closed. for indefinitely after an armed man from Afghanistan side opened fire on pakistani security personnel at the gates of friendship, as a result in martyrdom of one soldiers, causing two others to be wounded.

Official sources said Pakistani and Afghan forces exchanged fire for more than an hour after the incident, with reports that five personnel from Afghan side killed, 14 injured in in gun battle.

closure of borders soon after the incident caused suspension of trade including Afghan transit trade between the two countries.

On November 22, Pakistan reopened the border. with Afghanistan in Chaman in a week. decision The opening of the border was accepted at a meeting between Pakistani border guards and representatives of the Taliban.

On November 25, the Foreign Office (FO) said Pakistan was in talks to sort out out questions in light of growth in cross-border attacks from Afghanistan.

FO spokeswoman Mumtaz Zahra Baloch agreed that there are problems on the Pakistani-Afghan border. “Two sides keep regular meetings with the border flag and are engaged in discussion in various levels, including the Kharlachi border crossing,” she said.

Officials condemn attack

Interior Minister Rana Sanaulla expressed concern over incident and strongly condemned attack.

He asked Balochistan government give full support and assistance to affected citizens.

“Details about the tragic incident that occurred in took place on Pakistani and Afghan Chaman border”, interior minister said. He said news about deaths of Pakistani citizens were “extremely hurt and sad”.

PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari also strongly condemned attack and regretted the loss of tortured.

“Peaceful policy of pakistani army in in region should should not be considered a weakness,” he warned.

Former information minister Fawad Chaudhry said PTI has taken note of the alleged deterioration of connections with Afghanistan, adding that the incident is just further evidence of this.

Condemning what had happened, he asked who was responsible for state of connections with Afghanistan and rise in terrorism.

Additional report by Shaquille Carrara.

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Derrick Santistevan
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