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Pakistani civilian killed in firing from Afghanistan

India TV News Desk New Delhi 05 May 2017, 12:32:59 IST
India TV News Desk

A Pakistani civilian was killed in cross-border shelling and firing from Afghanistan today.

According to Dawn, 17 others were injured in the cross-border shelling.

During the firing, mortar shells fired from the Afghan side hit houses in a village, a senior police official said. 

At least three children are among the injured and four others are said to be in critical condition.

The victim was identified was 17-year-old, the official added.

As a result of the firing, the Friendship Gate at the Chaman border crossing was sealed for all kinds of transportation, reports Dawn online.

Pakistan had closed its borders with Afghanistan at Chaman and Torkham on February 18 after a series of terror attacks in the country killed over 100 people. 

After over a month of closure, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered reopening of the borders as a goodwill gesture.

(With IANS inputs)