Afghan government shares its concerns with the Pakistani representative after clashes erupted early Friday morning at Spin Boldak crossing.
MoFA Summons Pakistan's Charge d'Affaires Over Durand Line Clash
Afghanistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Friday summoned Pakistan’s Charge d'Affaires over Pakistan's involvement in Friday's skirmish between border forces at Spin Boldak crossing.
The ministry said the Pakistani border forces attack was a clear violation of regulations and that it shared the Afghan government's concern over the incident with Pakistan’s Charge d'Affaires.
Officials from MoFA said the Pakistani representative expressed his regret over the incident and said he will convey Afghanistan's concerns to Islamabad.
The clash between Afghan and Pakistani border forces broke out Friday when Pakistani forces reportedly entered Afghanistan territory, local officials said.
Kandahar Police Chief Lieutenant Gen. Abdul Raziq said four border police force members were killed and 14 others were wounded in the clash along the Durand Line.
He said 23 civilians were also wounded in the fight.
However, Pakistani officials have claimed that the Afghan forces attacked Pakistan’s border troops without any reason.
The Pakistani officials said that seven Pakistani border forces were killed and 27 others were wounded in the battle.
Spin Boldak is a border town and the headquarters of Spin Boldak district in the southern Kandahar province.