7 Pakistani FC personnel killed in border attack
The Pakistani military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement the Frontier Corps (FC) personnel came under heavy fire from terrorists in the Pak-Afghan border region early on Tuesday morning.
The statement said the attack was carried out from Afghanistan, killing seven FC men.
Officials in southeastern Paktika province said Pakistan banned all kinds of movement through the border crossing after the attack.
Paktika governor’s spokesman Nabiullah Pirkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place last night near Barmal district across the Durand Line.
He said the attack had been carried out by Pakistani Taliban, but now the Pakistan forces had launched attacks on Afghan border forces.
He said commanders of the Afghan border police and army had shared their information and concerns with the governor.
The incident comes three months after Afghan and Pakistani border forces clashed in the same area, prompting the Afghan Foreign Ministry to summon the Pakistani ambassador in Kabul.
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