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One killed in clashes between Afghan, Pak forces in Nangarhar

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Kabul : At least one Afghan soldier was killed and two others injured as clash erupted between the Afghan and Pakistani border forces in Goshta district of Nangarhar province.

A border police commander in eastern Afghanistan said the clash started last night after Pakistani military forces allegedly fired a number of missiles into the district forcing the Afghan security forces to retaliate, reports Tolo news.

Confirming that the clash ended this morning, the police commander said that one Afghan soldier was killed and two others were injured.

“The soldier killed in the attack is Belal and was a resident of Nangarhar,” Tolo News quoted him as saying.

He also said that there have been no reports of civilian casualties so far.

Meanwhile, the Pakistani authorities said that two security personnel were injured in mortar fire from Afghanistan, including a major and another security personal, reports Khaama Press.

The officials added that the injured personnel identified as Major Farrukh and Havaldar Imran Khan have been taken for treatment to Peshawar by a helicopter.

Goshta district located in the north-east of Nangarhar Province borders Durand Line between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

A similar incident took place in the district last month after Pakistani militia forces attacked Anarki area of Goshta district. (ANI)

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