At least 50 Afghan soldiers killed in retaliatory fire, says IG FC



At least 50 Afghan security personnel were killed as Pakistani forces retaliated to unprovoked Afghan firing along Chaman border last week, said Inspector General Frontier Corps (IGFC) Balochistan Major General Nadeem Ahmed. 

Addressing the news briefing in Chaman on Sunday, in this unfortunate incident about five Afghan posts were destroyed and more than 50 afghan security personnel were killed, adding that, Pakistan will never allow any country to cross its territorial boundaries.

He said that the Pakistani Forces retaliated and targeted those afghan posts from where fire was opened.

He, however, said that no one is happy over the loss of lives of Afghan forces as they are our Muslim brethren.

IGFC said that Afghan forces used the Pakistani Nationals as human shield and targeted the innocent children.

He said that Afghan authorities were informed about the census process, however, its forces created hurdles in the process and targeted the civilian population.

On last Thursday, IGFC said that Afghan border forces tried to interfere in the census drive and opened fire on FC personnel deputed on the census duty.