Chaman: The Afghan security forces Thursday killed one civilian and injured fifteen in a fresh attack across the border on Pakistani civilians in the Chaman area of Baluchistan.
The Afghan forces opened indiscriminate fire on a civilian area on the Pakistani side, after which Pakistani forces responded in a befitting manner.
According to the Chaman district administration, the border area is being evacuated after clashes and an emergency has been declared in DHQ Chaman.
This is the second time in five days that the Afghan border forces opened unprovoked and indiscriminate fire, using heavy weapons, at the civilian area in Balochistan’s Chaman city.
On Sunday, the firing of the Afghan Border Forces on the civilian population in Chaman killed six people, while seventeen others sustained injuries.
Pakistan strongly reacted to the incident and condemned the attack, adding that such unfortunate incidents were “not in keeping” with the brotherly ties between the two countries.
Attack on Pakistani consulate
The cross-border attacks on the Pakistani civilians in Chaman came in line with the recent attack on the Pakistan embassy when Pakistan’s Head of Mission to Kabul, Ubaid-ur-Rehman Nizamani, escaped an assassination bid on December 2.
In a similar incident, a Frontier Corps soldier embraced martyrdom, while two more sustained injuries in the midst of a cross-border attack from Afghanistan to the Chaman district in November.
Per Levies officials, the Afghan security officials allegedly opened fire on the FC personnel when they were deployed on duty on the Pakistani side of the Bab-e-Dosti near Chaman.