Two Pakistani security officials were injured in a cross border attack from Afghanistan, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday.

The ISPR said shots and rockets were also fired into Angor Adda area of South Waziristan (SW) Pakistan.

It said the Pakistani forces gave befitting response to firing and rocket attacks from Afghanistan.

“Pakistani troops responded and targeted positions from where fire was coming,” ISPR.

Meanwhile, the Afghan Interior Ministry spokesperson Seddiq Siddiqi told media in Kabul that the clashes occurred late Tuesday at Bermal border region of Paktika.

He alleged that Pakistani forces had been involved in “construction inside the Afghan territory.”

“Afghan border police intervened and exchanged fire. As a result, one Afghan border policeman was killed,” he claimed, adding that eight Pakistanis were also killed in the exchange of fire.

Tensions have been rising along the border of Khyber Agency and South Waziristan tribal region over the last few days, say official security sources.

Reports of rising tensions come as the Taliban step up attacks in Afghanistan as a part of their annual offensive.

An Inter-Services Intelligence officer was accused of involvement in a Taliban attack targeting the Afghan parliament building on June 22.

The latest attack on security personnel occurs as operations Zarb-e-Azb and Khyber II ─ targeting militancy in the sensitive tribal region of Waziristan ─ have reached their final phases.


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