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‘Pakistan resumes building security post in Angoor Ada’

‘Pakistan resumes building security post in Angoor Ada’

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Apr 12, 2017 - 18:21

SHARANA (Pajhwok): Pakistani forces on Wednesday once again started construction of a security post in the Angoor Ada border area, officials in southeastern Paktika province said.

Qudratullah, head of Angoor Ada Tribal Council, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Pakistani forces resumed construction works near mountain of Zawabi area of Angoor Ada this morning.

He said Afghan and Pakistani border forces had amassed on their respective side of the border and a skirmish was likely to occur.

“People have left their shops in the area fearing a possible fight between the Afghan and Pakistani forces,” Qudratullah said.

He said efforts were underway to prevent the Pakistani forces from constructing the installation in Angoor Ada, a village and a border crossing straddling the South Waziristan Agency of Pakistaninfo-icon and Afghanistaninfo-icon's Paktika province.

A security official in Paktika, who wished to go unnamed, also said the Pakistani forces were trying to establish facilities in the area. “We are here in our bunkers, we are not ordered what to do,” he said.

Other Paktika officials refused to comment on the issue.

The Pakistani forces on Tuesday also tried to establish a post in Angoor Ada, but Afghan forces said they prevented the move.

About a year back, Pakistani forces built a gate and some other facilities in Angoor Ada area and handed over the purpose-built facilities to Afghan forces later on.

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