Two Pakistani soldiers killed in attack on Afghanistan border

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The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of Pakistan army, said that the personnel of Frontier Constabulary, a paramilitary force, came under attack from the Afghanistan side when they were carrying out a routine surveillance at the Pak-Afghan border in Kurram Agency, the country's northwest tribal region.

Local sources said that the attack was carried out from Khost province on a border post in the Laka Tigga area of Lower Kurram Agency.

A cross-border gunfight between Pakistani and Afghan security forces on Sunday left at least two people dead, officials from both countries said, amid simmering tensions between the neighbours. Soon after the attack, announcements were made through mosques' loudspeakers in various villages, situated along the Pak-Afghan border.

According to government officials, scores of armed tribesmen from Bangash and other tribes have started assembling to support the security personnel.

"Pakistani troops are exercising maximum restraint so as to avoid any Afghan civilian casualties", ISPR said, adding that five soldiers were wounded in the attack. Clashes are frequent in the area as Afghanistan doesn't recognize the 2,400-kilometer Durand Line (drawn by Britain in 1896) as its worldwide border with Pakistan. "Military engagement is underway to defuse situation".

At least one Afghan civilian and two Pakistani security forces were killed in the clash, said Abdul Hanan Zadran, acting police chief for Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Office protested with Kabul the killing of its two soldiers by the Afghan forces while working on border fencing.

The army is in the process of fencing the porous Pak-Afghan border in a bid to stem the free-flow of militants.

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