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Firing at Pak-Afghan border kills 5 Baloch tribesmen,casualties feared to rise

The reason behind the firing has not yet been ascertained.

At least five Pakistanis were killed and three others injured when Afghan border security force allegedly opened indiscriminate fire near the Pak-Afghan border in Balochistan on Wednesday.

The incident took place in Qamaruddin Karez area of Zhob district along the border in the wee hours of Wednesday.

“The indiscriminate firing opened by Afghan security forces left five tribesmen of ‘Loion’ tribe,” official sources said,adding that the injured included a Levies Force personnel.

A district administration officer confirmed the incident and feared that the toll may rise,state-run APP news agency said.

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He said the cause behind the firing could not be ascertained,however,it was sheer violation of security of Pakistani borders as the Afghan security forces personnel opened fire without any provocation.

The Pakistan law enforcement agencies have reached the area and shifted the bodies and injured to a hospital.

First published on: 18-09-2013 at 06:09:05 pm
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