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Torkham firing: Pakistani Maj succumbed to injuries

14 Jun 2016 - 11:43
14 Jun 2016 - 11:43

KABUL (Pajhwok): A Pakisani army officer, who was injured by Afghan security forces firing at the Torkham border on Monday, succumbed to his injuries at the Combined Military Hospital in Peshawar on Tuesday, media report said.

Major Ali Jawad Changezi suffered injures during cross border firing in Torkham where Pakistan army was constructing a gate and fencing the area.

On Sunday night the Pakistani side embarked on establishing installations in Torkham. They also opened fire on Afghan security and defense forces, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said.

The Afghan forces retaliated to safeguard the country’s territorial integrity and security of the people, the statement said, adding the armed forces were always ready to defend their country and ward off any kind of threat.

MoFA described the overnight cross-border fire between Afghan and Pakistani border guards in Torkham as an unpleasant accident.

In a statement, the ministry accused Pakistani forces of violating existing accords and treaties on the construction of installations in border areas.

Discussions on the establishment of installations in Torkham were underway and a series of accords had been reached between Afghanistan and Pakistan, the ministry added.

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