Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed on a truce after cross-border clashes

2 Pakistani security personnel killed in attack from across Afghan border

2 Pakistani security personnel killed in attack from across Afghan border

The ISPR claimed that Pakistan expressed restraint following the attack on its troops.

The Pakistani military said two members of its paramilitary Frontier Corps were "carrying out routine surveillance" along the border when they were "fired upon from Afghanistan".

According to tribal sources in Kurram Agency, the attack happened at Lakka Teega area of Lower Kurram Agency, which connects Kurram and North Waziristan agencies of the tribal belt with Khost province of Afghanistan.

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Two Pakistani soldiers were killed in cross-border fire from Afghanistan while working on a fence meant to cover almost all of the disputed 2,500km border separating the countries, the Pakistani military said on Sunday.

Tribal elders reportedly made announcements at several mosques, appealing the tribesmen to join the security forces on the border.

Col. Abdul Hanan, the acting provincial police chief in Afghanistan's eastern Khost province, said the fighting broke out after Pakistani forces crossed into Afghanistan. Pakistani forces are fencing border with Afghanistan to stop the movement of militants, who are blamed for violence in both the countries. "Mil [military] engagement is underway to defuse situation", the ISPR said in a statement.

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Col. Hanan added that local villagers and the Afghan Border Police retaliated with gunfire.

Pakistan and Afghanistan share a almost 2,600-kilometer largely porous border.

In earlier reports, the security forces confirmed injuries to three personnel but later the ISPR informed that two personnel were martyred and three injured. Pakistan and Afghanistan share almost 2,600-kilometer, mostly porous, border and both sides routinely accuse each other of initiating cross-border skirmishes.

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