Pak-Afghan border crossing closed after deadly shooting


QUETTA: The Pak-Afghan border at Chaman has been closed after an armed Afghan reportedly crossed into Pakistan’s border and opened fire on the security troops, martyring a soldier and injuring another two on Sunday.

According to Media sources, the Pak-Afghan border at Chaman was closed indefinitely after gunmen from the Afghan side opened fire on Pakistani security personnel at Friendship Gate, resulting in the martyrdom of one soldier and leaving two others wounded on Sunday.
Pakistani and Afghan forces exchanged fire for more than an hour following the incident, with reports that five personnel from the Afghan side were killed and 14 others were injured in the gun battle. Seven of the injured were shifted to Kandahar Hospital, according to the reports pouring in from across the Afghan border.
Meanwhile, Pakistan beefed up security measures in the aftermath of the firing from Afghanistan and the Chaman border also known as Friendship Gate remained closed to all pedestrian movement and business activities were suspended.