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Afghan, Pakistani border guards trade heavy fire in Goshta

Afghan, Pakistani border guards trade heavy fire in Goshta

Mar 06, 2016 - 17:05

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Afghan and Pakistani border forces traded gunfire for several hours in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Monday.

The cross-Durand Lineinfo-icon exchange of fire erupted on Sunday in Goshta district after the Pakistani border guards attackedAnarki area, a public representative claimed.

He said the Afghans were forced to respond to the heavy shelling from the Pakistani border guards, who used light and heavy weapons, including artillery fire.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor spokesman, confirmed the cross-border clash to Afghan media. However, he had no more information regarding the incident.

Also on Sunday, Pakistani officials said eight mortar shellsfired from the Afghan side of the borderlanded near a checkpost in the Shamshai area of Mohmand Agency.

Assistant Political Agent for Baizai sub-district Abdullah Shahsaid the target appeared to be the Ziarat checkpoint. The shells fired at the checkpost landed in a desert.

He added Pakistani security forces responded to the attack by hitting the area from where the shells were fired. The incident, sparking panic, caused no casualties.


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