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Afghan border policeman lost to latest border skirmish

Afghan border policeman lost to latest border skirmish

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Jun 15, 2016 - 12:47

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): One border policemen was killed and three others were wounded on Tuesday night when Afghan and Pakistaninfo-icon troops traded fresh fire across the frontier the Torkham, officials said.

At least, two Afghan policemen and two civilians have lost their lives to the border skirmishes, which have left 21 others wounded. The fire exchange has changed Torkham into a virtual ghost town.

Pakistan, which has vowed to build a border gate to contain terrorist movements, has also lost an army officerto the skirmishes. Several of its border police officials have been wounded.

In Kabul, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Tuesday Islamabad should stop violating the existing agreements on border installations. "The best way is to address the issue through diplomatic channels."

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