At least 22 killed in Pakistan-Afghanistan border conflict

Pakistan and Afghanistan have claimed that at least 22 people have died in border clashes. Afghanistan said on Friday that at least 15 civilians were killed in Pakistani firing from across the border on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. Officials at the Pakistani hospital say seven people have died in the shootout in Afghanistan. British news agency Reuters reported.

Hayatullah Hayat, governor of Afghanistan’s southeastern Kandahar province, said Pakistani shelling killed the border town of Spin Bolda during a clash between security forces of the two countries. At least 15 people including women and children were killed and 60 injured.

Medical officials say at least six people have been killed and 31 others injured in a shootout in Pakistan. A senior official in the country’s border town of Chaman said clashes occurred when the mob tried to flee to Afghanistan and became restless.

The Afghan Defense Ministry said in a statement that if the Pakistani Army continues to carry out rocket strikes on Afghan soil, it will face retaliation from the Afghan army.

Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry says the Afghan army opened fire on the crowd. The Pakistani army opened fire in defense and self-defense of the local people. The military and diplomatic channels have been activated to ease tensions soon after the incident.

However, the protesters told Reuters by phone that the Pakistani Army had opened fire earlier.

The Corona epidemic was long closed across the border. It is open for a short time on Wednesday on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. It was opened on the occasion of Eid so that people of both countries could cross the border. Celebrations were held in Afghanistan on Friday and in Pakistan on Saturday.

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