A day after the clashes, the Pakistan-Afghanistan border at Chaman was functioning normally amid a high-security alert, security officials told Geo News on Friday, adding that with the opening of the border crossing at Dosti Gate. A ceasefire is in effect.
On Thursday, one person was killed and 15 people were injured due to unprovoked firing by the Afghan border forces on a civilian area on the Pakistani side.
According to the local administration, after the clashes, the border area was evacuated and an emergency was imposed in DHQ Chaman.
Levies officials reported that the Afghan side fired several rounds of artillery at the civilian population around the Bogra Road and Custom House areas. He further said that the Pakistani forces have given a full response to the Afghan shelling.
Officials said that during the repair of the fence in the Sheikh Lal Muhammad sector of the border, clashes took place due to the intervention of Afghan forces.
This was the second time within a week that Afghan border forces resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing using heavy weapons in a civilian area in Chaman, Balochistan.
The border was reopened after the neighboring country apologized for the incident at the behest of Defense Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif.
The statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that 6 people were martyred and 17 injured during the previous attack.
According to the media wing of the army, the Afghan border forces used artillery and mortars in the attack.
The ISPR said that Pakistan’s troops at the border gave a befitting albeit measured response against the uncalled-for aggression, but avoided targeting innocent civilians in the area.
On December 2, Pakistan’s Head of Mission to Kabul Ubaid-ur-Rehman Nizamani escaped an assassination bid.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said the embassy’s compound in Kabul came under attack targeting the head of mission, but “by the grace of Allah Almighty, the head of mission is safe”.
However, a Pakistani security guard Sepoy Israr Mohammad had been critically injured in the attack while protecting Nizamani, the Foreign Office said.