Afghan Military troops put on high alert along borders with Pakistan: Report
KABUL - Afghan Military troops put on high alert along borders with Pakistan, Afghan media Report has revealed.
The Afghan Border Forces remain on alert in Narai district in the eastern province of Kunar following an exchange of mortar and rocket fire with Pakistan late last month.
The Narai district is located along the Durand Line – a de facto border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The de facto border runs almost 2,400 kilometers between the two neighboring countries, TOLO News has reported.
Do Kalam village in Narai district, which is close to the Chitral district of Pakistan, was hit by Pakistani artillery fire in the latest clash.
Some unconfirmed reports indicate that a counter-attack by Afghan forces caused casualties among Pakistani troops.
General Abdul Sabir Haidari, commander of the First Regiment of Border Forces East, visited Narai district on Sunday, Nov. 2, and said his forces have been stationed in strategic areas and are on alert.
“We agreed to a ceasefire on the seventh (of Aqrab – Oct. 29) and no clash has happened since, but the Border Forces are on high alert and have very high morale. You can see that they (Pakistani forces) have stopped work on the installations they were trying to build,” he said.
Border forces said the skirmishes started when Pakistani troops tried to build a military installation in international border areas, which, according to the Afghan side, is a provocation.