The Chaman border remained closed for a fifth consecutive day on Thursday after an armed men from the Afghan side opened fire on Pakistani security forces at Friendship Gate, resulting in the martyrdom of one soldier and injuries to two others on Sunday.
Reacting to the unfortunate incident, Pakistan authorities closed the Friendship Gate and frequent crossing route for indefinite period. Abdul Hameed Zahari, the deputy commissioner of Chaman, said that crossing point would be opened only after the armed terrorist who opened fire on security personnel is handed over to Pakistan. He said that footage of the incident has shared with the Afghan authorities.
Taliban Spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said on Tuesday that Afghanistan expressed regret over the Chaman’s incident and said that a team has been formed to investigate and bring the criminals behind the incident to justice.
He further said that the security agencies of the Islamic Emirate were trying to pay serious attention to prevent such incidents from happening again.
A large number of trucks loaded with goods are stranded in both sides and waiting for the opening of the border.