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Two killed, one wounded in shooting at Afghan-Pak Border


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Kabul: At least two people have been killed, including a 12-year-old child, and at least one has been injured as a result of a shooting at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, the Pakistani Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Wednesday.

“On October 4, at 1600 hours, an Afghan sentry employed at Friendship Gate of Chaman Border Crossing along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Balochistan opened unprovoked and indiscriminate firing at pedestrians moving from Pakistan to Afghanistan,” Pakistani newspaper Dawn quoted the ISPR as saying in a statement, adding that two people have been killed, including a child, and one child has been injured.

The wounded child has been immediately evacuated by security forces to a hospital and placed under treatment, the ISPR said.

The statement added that the Afghan authorities have already been approached to “inquire the reason for such irresponsible and reckless act, apprehend and hand over the culprit to Pakistani authorities.”

The ISPR also said that the authorities in Afghanistan were expected to “exercise control over its troops and impart discipline to act responsibly in order to avoid recurrence of such incidents in future,” adding that “Pakistan remains committed to contributing towards peace, prosperity and development through positive and constructive bilateral relations, however, such unpleasant occurrences have the potential to harm the sincere intent and purpose.”

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