5 May 2017: Afghanistan border police opens fire on FC troops detailed for security of census team in a village along Chaman Border, killing nine Pakistani civilians and injuring 42 including four FC soldiers, ISPR and news sources say. The Chaman Border has been closed for all types of traffic.
Later, an exchange of fire between Afghan and Pakistan forces at Torkham occurred. Border crossing has been closed till further order.
There are escalating skirmishes on Pakistan-Afghanistan border at Torkham. A Pakistani army major – Major Ali Jawad Changezi – has succumbed to injuries received yesterday in firing from across the Torkham border.
Below is a comparison of both militaries’s current capabilities and available firepower for 2016. Courtesy: Global Firepower Index.
See also: India vs Pakistan military power
Pakistan 2016 | Global rank: 13
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Afghanistan 2016 | Global rank: 66
Full Afghanistan listing here.
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