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Census activities suspended in Chaman

CHAMAN -UNS– Pakistan army contingents have left for Chaman border and Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has been alerted of the ongoing tensions.

Census activities in the villages at border area were suspended after the unprovoked firing by Afghan forces. Chaman Border crossing remains closed due to the situation.
At least nine people including three children and two women were killed by Afghan forces’ unprovoked firing near a major border crossing where Pakistani census officials were carrying out a count.

Also, 46 others were injured in the firing and shelling, including FC officers who were deployed for security of census officials. Afghan authorities were informed prior to the population census.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the causalities and directed authorities to provide medical aid to those injured. Moreover, Foreign Office summoned Afghan envoy to protest over unprovoked firing at villages beside Chaman.

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