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Sunday Nov 13 2022
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FC soldier martyred, two sustain bullets in cross-border attack from Afghanistan

By
Web Desk
A soldier stands guard at the Chaman border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. — Reuters/File
A soldier stands guard at the Chaman border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. — Reuters/File

  • FC personnel attacked while on-duty at Chaman border.
  • Afghan security officials allegedly opened fire.
  • Pakistan calls on Afghanistan for ceasefire in the area.


CHAMAN: A Frontier Corps soldier embraced martyrdom and two more sustained injuries Sunday in the midst of a cross-border attack from Afghanistan to Balochistan's Chaman district.

Afghan security officials allegedly opened fire on the FC personnel while they were deployed on duty on the Pakistani side of the Bab-e-Dosti near Chaman, as per Levies officials.

As a result of the attack, one FC trooper was martyred while two were injured due to bullets shot at them during the exchange of fire between security officials of the two countries.

Following the incident, the Pakistani authorities contacted the Afghan government for a ceasefire in the area. Meanwhile, Bab-e-Dosti has been closed for all kinds of trade and pedestrians' movement.

A flag meeting between the officials of the two countries was held during which Pakistani authorities clarified that the friendship gate will remain closed until the attackers are not handed over to them.

The Afghan authorities, however, were of the view that the unidentified terrorists in the guise of Taliban attacked the security personnel in Pakistan.