5 people died as a result of gunfire on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan

AFGHANISTAN / PAKISTAN (OBSERVATORY) – At least five people were killed in a shootout that occurred on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

This is reported 1TV referring to the representative of the police of the Afghan province Basir Khan.

According to the interlocutor, the conflict was caused by the fact that the Pakistani military tried to seize the checkpoint of Afghan border guards in the village of Zaza-Maidan in Khost province.

It is noted that among the dead there are three Pakistani military men.

As Khan added, the shootout lasted four hours, until the soldiers from Pakistan retreated.

In January, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai supported the statement of US leader Donald Trump on Pakistan and called for pressure on the Pakistani military to ensure peace in the region.