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Clash erupts between Afghan, Pakistani forces on installation of barbed wire.

KANDAHAR -- Clash erupted between the Afghan and Pakistani forces on the installation of barbed wire near the Durand Line in Spin Boldak district on Sunday (October 14).

The gunfight erupted when Pakistani armed forces wanted to install barbed wire in Saro Sahano area in the limits of Spin Boldak district. The Afghan forces did not allow the Pakistani troops to carry out the work. The Pakistani forces opened fire on the Afghan troops.

Both the sides used small and heavy weapons against each other, Kandahar police spokesman Zia Durrani told Afghan Islamic Press (AIP).

The Afghan forces would not allow the Pakistani troops to install barbed wire on the border, he added.

After the clash, he said the Pakistani forces closed the border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Chaman.

Information about casualties is not available at the moment.

Kandahar police chief General Abdul Raziq yesterday urged Pakistanis to avoid installation of barbed wire on the Durand Line.

The interior ministry has not said anything in this regard so far.

Clashes had erupted between the Pakistani and Afghan forces in the bordering areas of Spin Boldak district in the past. Both the sides as well as civilians suffered casualties in the clashes.

Pakistan has started installation of barbed wire on the Durand Line over the past few months. The Afghan forces stopped them installing the barbed wire in some bordering areas. According to Pakistan, the installation of barbed wire would be completed till the end of this year.

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Publication:Frontier Post (Peshawar, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Oct 14, 2018
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