June 14, 2016

Rogue Pakistan Army-Afghanistan Tensions near Torkham border post

Afghanistan taking action for Pakistan's meddling in Afghan affairs by Taliban Proxies 

Afghanistan Casualties

Rogue Pakistan-Afghanistan Tensions near Torkham border post Pakistan Casualties

Maj Ali Jawad Changazi serving in Khyber Rifles FC KPK shot in chest

Rogue Pakistan Army moves tanks to Torkham

Pakistani and Afghan security forces continued intermittent clashes overnight at Torkham border crossing resulting in injuries to 16 Pakistani citizens, including six border security personnel, officials said on Monday.

The injured personnel were taken to Landi Kotal hospital for treatment. A curfew is also in effect between Torkham and Landi Kotal bazaar as the area falls within range of mortar shells, said security officials.

The injured security personnel include a major and a lieutenant. Meanwhile, 10 civilians were also injured in the cross border firing by Afghan forces.

The injured civilians were shifted to local hospitals for treatment.

While Afghan officials claimed that one Afghan soldier was killed and six were wounded.

The fighting broke out at roughly 9pm on Sunday night at Shamshad Mountain near the crossing point and continued into the night. Heavy exchange of fire continued for nearly 12 hours.

Sources said that most shells fired during the night landed in Bacha Khel and areas adjacent to Torkham border. Nearly 200 families were evacuated to Landi Kotal.

The clashes have halted for now, with armoured vehicles standing face-to-face at the border.

Senior security officials visited the Torkham border early morning, but no meeting took place between the officials of both countries.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Afghan security forces resorted to unprovoked firing on Pakistani side at Torkham gate.

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