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Pak-Afghan border firing a minor incident: army

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Jan 6, IRNA - The military authorities in Pakistan have 
described the incident of firing on Pakistan-Afghanistan border 
earlier this week as one of "minor tactical nature". 
The military authorities advised the media to avoid interpreting 
and blowing up such incidents out of proportion, local newspapers 
reported on Thursday. 
Reports had said that as many as 15 Afghan soldiers were killed 
while one security personnel on Pakistan side also lost life. 
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a press release 
said that on January 2 and 3 unknown elements from inside the Afghan 
territory resorted to unprovoked firing on Pakistani troops which 
resulted in killing of one soldier while three others were injured. 
"Pakistani troops while exercising maximum restraint had to 
respond in self-defense after which the firing stopped. The situation 
was normal and no untoward incident had taken place afterwards," an 
army statement said. 
The ISPR has denied some reports of tension between Pakistan and 
Afghanistan after the incident. 
Meanwhile, press reports quoting a US official said that the 
clash was a "misunderstanding". 
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