The News – Chaman cross border killings

Sartaj Aziz terms Chaman incident as unfortunate

Islamabad, 8 May 2017. Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that the Chaman incident was an unfortunate event.

He stated this while addressing a news conference at the Foreign Office here on Monday.

The adviser also remarked that Pakistan responded to the firing from across the border.

On 5 May at least 11 people were martyred and 46 injured when Afghan border forces opened fire on Frontier Corps Balochistan soldiers deployed for security of census team near the Chaman border.

Census activities resumed; Bab-e-Dosti gate remained closed

Chaman, 8 May 2017. Census activities, which were halted following Friday’s attack, have resumed on Monday. However, the Bab-e-Dosti gate is remained closed for the fourth consecutive day.

Security officials said that the Pakistan-Afghan geological survey teams would resume their activities today.

All trade activities and visa section were also remained closed on Monday.

Earlier, Pakistan and Afghan military authorities agreed on Sunday to determine the geographical border limits during a flag meeting at the Bab-e-Dosti gate.


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