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Clash erupts along on Pakistan-Afghan frontier

Strife: A boy injured during exchange of fire between Pakistan and Afghan forces on the border area recieves treatment in a hospital in Chaman, Pakistan (Reuters)

By: Rithika Siddhartha

CLASHES erupted between Pakistani and Afghan troops today (5) along their border and at least one person was killed, Pakistan’s military said. Pakistan’s military said the clashes broke out in a remote village near the Pakistani border town of Chaman as a Pakistani census team, guarded by troops from its Frontier Corps (FC), was collecting population figures. “Afghan border police opens fire on FC detailed for security of population census team,” said Pakistan military’s media wing, adding that 18 people were wounded. “Exchange of fire continues. Chaman crossing closed.” The Chaman crossing into Afghanistan’s Kandahar province is one of two…

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