At least two people were killed and more than 20 others were injured in clashes that erupted on Thursday between Islamic Emirate forces and the Pakistani military along the Durand Line at the Spin Boldak crossing area.
Officials at the hospital in the Mirwais Nika zone said that they received two dead and 27 wounded from the clashes in Spin Boldak.
A TOLOnews reporter who visited the site said that the residents living near the Durand Line left their houses following the armed dispute.
“There were many mortars fired. One of them hit here, another one hit on the other side. There were also many wounded,” said a resident.
“Nearby the (Durand Line) there is a checkpoint of the Mujahideen (Islamic Emirate). There was firing on the checkpoint and then the checkpoint responded and it led to firing with heavy weapons,” said a resident.
A dispute occurred with Pakistan guards in Spin Boldak district, Islamic Emirate spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said. "Unfortunately, the Pakistani forces opened fire first. The officials of the two sides are aware (of the issue) and the situation is under control now. We will investigate why the incident happened."
Previously many senior Islamic Emirate officials stressed that they would not allow fencing on the Durand Line.