Pakistan, Afghanistan dispute toll after clashes

Pakistan, Afghanistan dispute toll after clashes

On Sunday, Maj. Gen. Nadeem Anjum, inspector general of Frontier Corps in Pakistan's southern Balochistan province, said 50 Afghan security personnel had been killed and another 100 injured when Pakistani forces "retaliated to unprovoked firing" from across the border.

Gen. Nadeem Ahmad Anjum, told journalists at the border crossing that two Pakistani soldiers were killed and nine wounded in the fighting, which began Friday.

The border conflict exploded last week after Islamabad said Afghan security forces fired on Pakistani census workers, killing nine civilians and wounding 42, including women and children.

The two armies traded fire Friday, May 5, 2017, around the Chaman border crossing, which has been closed by Pakistan, stranding people on both sides. Initial reports said twelve people had died, including civilians and troops from both countries, and scores had been wounded. On the Afghan side, officials reported six killed in the incident, a significant escalation of hostilities between the two neighbors.

Amid worsening ties with Afghanistan, Pakistan announced in March it had started building a fence along the volatile Afghan-Pakistani border.

Kashif Nabi, a local administrator in Pakistan's Baluchistan province said the surveyor teams, which included military officers, arrived in the border villages on Monday and were working "amicably".

Читайте также: Nissan Wants to Stop Distracted Driving With Its Signal Shield technology

In March this year former Afghan President Hamid Karzai again said that Afghanistan would never accept the Durand Line as an worldwide border, stoking fears on the Pakistani side.

"Anyone who tries to make Pakistan's territory disputed will face similar consequences", he said while speaking to reporters in the town of Chaman, adding that the border would remain closed until Afghanistan "changes behavior". It was the third consecutive meeting in three days.

Pakistan shares a 2,200-kilometer- (1,375 mile-) long porous border with Afghanistan.

Trump's National Security Advisor, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, visited Kabul and Islamabad in the middle of April, just days after the United States military bombed Afghanistan with the largest nonnuclear weapon in its arsenal, the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb.

"Residents are anxious that fighting could start any minute because security forces remain in the area".

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

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2017 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Related Articles

  • Astronaut Peggy Whitson Holds Record for Most Days in Space

    At 12:00AM AEST yesterday, President Trump called the ISS to congratulate Whitson on her achievement. Whitson, who holds a doctorate in biochemistry, grew up on a farm and enjoys gardening.

    Red Sox permanently ban fan for racial slur at another fan

    Nevertheless, in the second inning on Wednesday, Baltimore starter Kevin Gausman was ejected for hitting Boston's Xander Bogaerts. The potential last straw in the Rex Sox-Orioles revenge game might have been an accident, just like the way it started.
    Safe Zones in Syria

    Safe Zones in Syria

    The agreement for safe zones in Syria will come into force on Friday at 21:00 GMT, the Russian Defense Ministry announced. Speaking on the same, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the issue would have to be taken up in separate talks.
  • North Korea holds drill to mark military anniversary day

    North Korea holds drill to mark military anniversary day

    Kim was then quoted as saying "the whole world will soon witness what eventful significance the great victory won today carries". Matching the flurry of diplomatic and military activity in North Asia, the State Department in Washington said on Monday U.S.
    Japan proposes currency swap deal to ASEAN

    Japan proposes currency swap deal to ASEAN

    An official at China's finance ministry's global department said "we can not comment", when asked about Xiao's absence from the meeting.
    Puerto Rico requests bankruptcy protection for public debt

    Puerto Rico requests bankruptcy protection for public debt

    The board members and others authorities could not be immediately reached for comment as the lawsuits landed before dawn. Some creditors fear Puerto Rico will seek to have the case handled in the Southern District of NY .
  • Obama Asks Congress To Show Courage

    Obama made it clear he wasn't finished:,"I expect to be busy, if not with a second career, at least a second act", he said. Last week House Republicans approved a health care law created to replace Obama's law, commonly called "Obamacare".
    Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, waffles, French toast recalled

    Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, waffles, French toast recalled

    The FDA said symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. However, no cases of illness resulting from the consumption of these products have been reported .
    Ceremony honors OH  peace officers killed in line of duty

    Ceremony honors OH peace officers killed in line of duty

    Myron Jarrett and presented the honors to the families of both officers. Alaska's Police Memorial Week will begin this Friday May 5. This year, Alaska has added the name of Sgt.
  • Champions Trophy: India team selection on May 8

    Champions Trophy: India team selection on May 8

    Even though Srinivasan was earlier keen on a pullout, he refrained from speaking about it after gauging the general mood. The Supreme Court of India had rendered N Srinivasan ineligible to attend ICC meeting as BCCI representative.

    President Trump's Executive Order On Religious Liberty, Annotated

    Jody Hice, R-Monroe, derided the Johnson amendment Thursday in a speech before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. President Donald Trump signed an executive order promoting religious freedom to mark the National Day of Prayer on Thursday.
    Scottish local election results to be announced

    Scottish local election results to be announced

    Labour has been in power there since 1980, and fielded 43 candidates for the 85 seats split across 23 multi-member wards. The Tories, who previously had no councillors in the area, gained two and there were also two independents elected.