Senior Pakistani army officer dies after injured during clash with Afghan forces

senior-Pakistani-army-officer-diesA senior Pakistani army officer has died of his wounds after he was injured during a clash with the Afghan forces in Torkham. (Dawn News Photo)

According to the local media reports, the senior army officer, Major Ali jawad Changezi, died at the Combined military Hospital in Peshawar today.

This is the first official confirmation of a Pakistani army officer killed during the heavy clash erupted late on Sunday night.

The Afghan officials said an Afghan border policeman lost his life and six others were wounded during the battle with the Pakistani forces.

Clashes between the two sides erupted late on Sunday night after the Afghan forces prevented installation of a door in zero point along the Durand Line in Torkham.

The Pakistani Ambassador to Afghanistan was summoned in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan (MoFA) over the skirmish that was reportedly launched by the Pakistani forces.

The deputy foreign minister for administrative affairs Dr. Nasir Ahmad Andisha reminded the Pakistani Ambassador regarding an agreement was reached for the establishment of installations in Torkham as part of the negotiations between the two nations in accordance with the international norms.

Dr. Andisha further added that Pakistani continued with the installation work contrary to the agreement and the Pakistani forces opened fire on the Afghan border guards.

He said the Afghan forces retaliated to protect the sovereignty and defend from their country. -KP

THE PASHTUN TIMES

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