Five Pakistani nationals were killed in alleged firing by Afghanistan security forces at Zhob in Pakistan-Afghanistan border area on Wednesday.
Islamabad, Sept 18/Nationalturk – At least five Pakistani nationals including a woman and her two brothers were killed in alleged firing by Afghanistan security forces at Zhob in Pakistan-Afghanistan border area on Wednesday.
“Afghan forces crossed border in Qamardin area in Zhob in Pakistan’s Balochistan province this morning. Travelling in three vehicles, Afghanistan forces fired on the village in Pakistani side,” said Pakistan security officials, pleading anonymity, because they were not authorized to talk to media said.
They said in the unprovoked Afghanistan forces firing, five people including a woman and her two brothers and a soldier were killed. “Over a dozen people were injured in the firing and have been shifted to a nearby hospital”.
Shooting caused panic in area
The officials said the shooting caused panic in area and people ran helter skelter. “Pakistan army and security men rushed to the Zhob border crossing to take stock of the situation.”
However, no official statement was issued by Pakistan government or army about the incident till filing of this report.
Officials said Pakistan has been complaining to Afghanistan about cross border attacks by Afghanistan forces. However, Afghan officials have been denying such charge.
A senior Pakistani diplomat had met Afghan government on May 6 this year to discuss the escalation of cross-border firing.
Write your comments and thoughts below
Faiz Ahmad / NationalTurk Pakistan News