By Khaama Press - Tue Apr 17 2018, 9:26 am
The Afghan authorities handed over the dead bodies of ten soldiers of the Frontier Corps of Pakistan along with another soldier who was arrested during the clashes with the Afghan forces public uprising forces in Khost province.
The authorities in Pakistan have confirmed that the dead bodies and detained soldier were transferred to Pakistan after a meeting between the two sides.
A local official in Kurram Agency Sajid Hussain Turi said confirmed that five Frontier Corps soldiers were killed and twelve others were wounded during the clashes.
This comes as the Ministry of Defense spokesman Gen. Mohammad Radmanish told reporters on Monday that the clash in Zazai Maidan district hast left at least 14 FC personnel dead and 17 others wounded.
He did not disclose further information in this regard but this comes as the Pakistani military officials are saying that two Frontier Corps soldiers were killed and five others were wounded after coming under from the Afghan side of the Durand Line.
“FC KP troops fired upon from Afghanistan side in Kurram agency. Troops were carrying out routine surveillance along Pak Afghan border for plugging of gaps and making necessary preparations for starting fencing in that area,” the Pakistani military said in a statement.
The statement further added that “2 FC soldiers martyred and 5 injured. Pakistani troops are exercising maximum restraint so as to avoid any Afghan civilian casualties. Military engagement is underway to defuse situation.”
However, the Afghan officials are claiming that the clash broke out after Pakistani troops attempted to intrude into the Afghan soil.
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