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Corpses of soldiers handed over to Pakistan

Corpses of soldiers handed over to Pakistan

Apr 16, 2018 - 18:37

KHOST (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Monday said 14 Pakistani soldiers were killed in border clash in southeastern Khost province.

On the other hand, Khost officials said the bodies of five Pakistani border soldiers who were killed during the clash with Afghan forces have been handed over to Pakistaninfo-icon.

Talking to reporters, Khost governor, Hukam Khan Habibi said that the bodies of the Pakistan soldiers were handed over to their own country in Stiwan area of Zazai Maidan district Monday afternoon.

He said a number of Pakistani soldiers who were captured alive were also handed over to Pakistan today afternoon.

Two civilians from Zazai Maidan district of Khost were also killed during the clash and their funeral ceremony was held on Sunday, he said.

Habibi said Afghanistaninfo-icon desired good relations with Pakistan in accordance of international norms and expected the similar approach from Pakistan.

Khost officials said that a number of Pakistani militias and soldiers on Sunday morning crossed the border and entered to Zazai Maidan district and then tried to build security posts but local people and security forces did not allow them.

On the other hand, the MoD said 14 Pakistani soldiers were killed and 17 others wounded in clash with Afghan forces. But the source did not provide more details.

Pakistan army in a statement confirmed the death of its five soldiers and injury of a number others in the border clash and claimed 10 Afghan soldiers were also killed.



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