Afghan soldier hurt in Pakistani shooting
PESHAWAR: A senior Afghan official alleged on Saturday that Pakistani troops fired into Afghanistan’s territory, wounding an Afghan soldier at a border post.
The incident took place on Friday in Yaqubi village in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, across the border from Pakistan’s Mohmand tribal region, said Nangahar’s chief of border security, Gen Mohammed Mustafa.
Afghan soldiers returned fire, and an ensuing battle with machine guns and mortars lasted two hours.
Maj Gen Shaukat Sultan could not confirm the fighting. —AP