Many families have fled Dand-e-Patan district in Paktia province after fierce clashes erupted between Afghanistan and Pakistan along the Durand Line.
The Islamic Emirate said that a committee has been appointed to prevent further clashes with the Pakistani side.
The committed is comprised of 15 tribal elders.
“Many people have been displaced. They evacuated their children and only one resident has stayed in the area,” said a resident.
“A mortar hit our residence and destroyed and destroyed a whole wall,” a resident said.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday morning dozens of residents of Paktia held a demonstration to protest Pakistani shelling on Dand-e-Patan.
The protestors chanted anti-Pakistan slogans in protest of recent attacks on the district.
“If someone tries to attack on our land, we – the whole tribe-- are ready to sacrifice ourselves for our land,” a protestor said.
“The shells that are firing over for the past three-days are unacceptable for us,” a protestor said.
The Islamic Emirate said a joint delegation has been formed to assess the situation.
“We want to protect our soil and borders. Also, a committee from both sides -Afghanistan and Pakistan--is working. It will continue meeting to prevent such incidents in the future,” said Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.
“We are ready to solve our problems via negotiations,” said a tribal elder.
“The negotiations are continuing; if they fail, all tribes stand with the Islamic Emirate,” said a tribal elder.
The clashes between Afghanistan and Pakistan have reportedly inflicted casualties on both sides.
One Islamic Emirate forces member and one civilian were killed, and 14 civilians were wounded, in clashes that occurred along the Durand Line in the Dand-e-Patan district of Paktia province, a source within the Ministry of Defense told TOLOnews earlier.
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