Clash erupts on Afghan-Pakistan border

Clash erupts on Afghan-Pakistan border

Clash erupts on Afghan-Pakistan border

At least eight civilians were killed on both sides in fighting that began when a Pakistani census team accompanied by soldiers visited disputed villages along the southern border on Friday.

"These civilians were killed as a result of the Afghan shelling", said Akhtar Mohammad, a doctor at the state-run hospital in Chaman.

Maj Gen Anjum said four or five checkposts were also destroyed when Pakistani border guards retaliated to the cross-border attack.

However, Afghanistan has rejected claims that Pakistani security forces killed 50 Afghan soldiers in retaliation to the Chaman cross-border attack.

In a statement, Pakistan's army Friday said the shooting from the Afghan side came despite being alerted in advance that census workers would be visiting villages there as part of the national census, which was launched in March.

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At least three children are among the injured and two of the victims are said to be in critical condition.

An emergency was imposed in Chaman.

Chaman is one of only two main border crossings from Afghanistan to Pakistan.

The two sides agreed to conduct a geological survey of the border villages to "remove discrepancies".

Last year, Pakistan started building a barrier at the main border crossing in the town of Torkham, near the Khyber Pass, angering Afghanistan which rejects the colonial-era Durand Line border drawn up in 1893.

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Hundreds of trucks and other vehicles carrying Afghan transit trade goods and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation supplies were stuck on both sides of the border as the crossing points at the Friendship Gate and other places were closed. "We had informed them about our census activity", he said, adding that they carried out the census in the areas situated within the Pakistani border.

Talking to a TV channel, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said that the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan was internationally recognised border, and its management was vital to control terrorism.

Later Friday, the Pakistani military said a hotline had been established between the two sides and that the cross-border shooting had stopped.

Defence Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif stressed the need for promoting mutual cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan for the elimination of terrorism and establishment of durable peace in the region, our correspondent in Sialkot adds.

Thousands of travelers use the Chaman border crossing to move in both directions, and it also serves as a major trade and transit route for landlocked Afghanistan.

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