Pakistani Army kills 50 Afghan soldiers, injures 100 in retaliatory firing in Balochistan province

Updated On : 07 May , 2017 , 10:18 PM
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New Delhi:

The Pakistani Army on Sunday claimed that it has killed 50 Afghan security personnel and injured 100 others in retaliatory firing at the border between two countries in the Balochistan province. The tension between two countries escalated after clashes earlier this week which killed 10 Pakistani civilians.

Inspector General (IG) Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan Maj Gen Nadeem Anjum informed that 50 Afghan security personnel were killed and another 100 injured.

Ahmed, however, told reporters he was “not happy” about the incident as “Afghans are Muslims, our brothers.”

The IG FC was addressing the media over a recent cross-border attack in Chaman, in which 12 people were killed and 40 injured when Afghan border forces opened fire on security personnel guarding a census team.

The attack caused residents in Killi Luqman, Killi Jahangir and Badshah Adda Kahol evacuating their homes as Chaman was shut down and security ramped up in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan.

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Both the countries deny the accusations. Separately, Commander of the Southern Command Lt Gen Amir Riaz said the Pakistan Army destroyed five Afghan checkposts.

“Anyone who tries to make Pakistan’s territory disputed will face similar consequences,” Lt Gen Riaz told reporters during a visit to Chaman, where the Friday clashes took place.

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First Published : Sunday, May 07, 2017 10:15 PM
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