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Pakistan: Troops arrive at Afghan border after clashes leave 9 dead01:39

Pakistan: Troops arrive at Afghan border after clashes leave 9 dead

Pakistan, Chaman
May 6, 2017 at 04:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Tensions were high in and around Chaman, on the Pakistani-Afghan border, on Friday night and into Saturday morning, following clashes nearby between Afghan Border Police and Pakistani Frontier Constabulary that left at least nine dead - including five children - and 22 wounded.

Pakistani troops arrived at the border following the incident, with footage showing soldiers preparing weapons before arriving. The border has since been closed, consequently causing the holding up of NATO supply trucks that the alliance are using to resupply its forces in Afghanistan.

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

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 Afghani forces had prior warning of their planned presence.

Pakistan: Troops arrive at Afghan border after clashes leave 9 dead01:39
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Tensions were high in and around Chaman, on the Pakistani-Afghan border, on Friday night and into Saturday morning, following clashes nearby between Afghan Border Police and Pakistani Frontier Constabulary that left at least nine dead - including five children - and 22 wounded.

Pakistani troops arrived at the border following the incident, with footage showing soldiers preparing weapons before arriving. The border has since been closed, consequently causing the holding up of NATO supply trucks that the alliance are using to resupply its forces in Afghanistan.

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

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 Afghani forces had prior warning of their planned presence.

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