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Pakistan: Three dead after Afghan and Pakistani border forces clash in Chaman01:13

Pakistan: Three dead after Afghan and Pakistani border forces clash in Chaman

Pakistan, Chaman
May 5, 2017 at 08:12 GMT -00:00 · Published

At least 3 people were killed and 22 wounded as Afghan Border Police clashed with Pakistani Frontier Constabulary in Chaman, Baluchistan province, Friday.

Children were among the injured who were rushed to hospital in Chaman following the incident.

Pakistani forces were reportedly carrying out census operations in the divided villages of Killi Luqman and Killi Jahangir on the Pakistani side of the border when Afghan troops opened fire on the workers and troops escorting them.

A spokesman for the police chief in Afghanistan's Kandahar province accused the Pakistani side of using the census operation as a cover to sneak “militias” into the area. Pakistan’s army said the census had been ongoing since March and the Afghan forces had prior warning of their planned presence.

The border has since been closed.

Pakistan: Three dead after Afghan and Pakistani border forces clash in Chaman01:13
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At least 3 people were killed and 22 wounded as Afghan Border Police clashed with Pakistani Frontier Constabulary in Chaman, Baluchistan province, Friday.

Children were among the injured who were rushed to hospital in Chaman following the incident.

Pakistani forces were reportedly carrying out census operations in the divided villages of Killi Luqman and Killi Jahangir on the Pakistani side of the border when Afghan troops opened fire on the workers and troops escorting them.

A spokesman for the police chief in Afghanistan's Kandahar province accused the Pakistani side of using the census operation as a cover to sneak “militias” into the area. Pakistan’s army said the census had been ongoing since March and the Afghan forces had prior warning of their planned presence.

The border has since been closed.

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