The Afghan government has said its border security force clashed with Pakistani troops following the illegal fencing of the border by Pakistan, The News newspaper reported Friday.
The clash erupted Thursday near the Shkin-Angoor Adda sector, when the Afghans tried to dismantle the illegal fence erected on the border, the report quoted an Afghan government spokesman as saying.
Shkin is in Afghanistan's Paktika province. Across the border is Angoor Adda in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region where the Pakistan Forces have surrendered to the Taliban tribals.
The Pakistan government has reportedly started selectively fencing its 2,500 km long border with Afghanistan to "contain" cross-border movement of militants while letting Taliban operate freely is various regions of the NWFP.
This comes as the Pakistani government has been repeatedly charged with not doing enough to stop cross-border militancy from the western world and also the Afghanistan. But illegal border fencing of has become a bone of contention between Afghanistan and Pakistan, notes the report.
Earlier reports indicated that Afghanistan does not recognise the current 'Durand Line' marked by British rulers in India a century ago as the real borderline with Pakistan as it claims NWFP (known as Afghana in the local language) to be part of Afghanistan.
Pakistani military spokesman Major General Waheed Arshad reportedly has confirmed the incident, adding that it has been reported to the tripartite commission made up of senior military officials from Pakistan, NATO-led forces and Afghan Government forces.
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