The Afghan authorities reported the deaths of five civilians in a projectile attack by the Pakistani army on the common border on Wednesday without Islamabad’s decision to date.
The government spokesman for Kunar province, Abdulgahni Musamim, said the grenades hit two villages on the common border, adding that the attacks resulted in nine more wounded civilians, the agency said. Afghan news Pajhwok.
In recent years, Afghanistan has denounced Pakistan’s several attempts to establish military checkpoints in border areas known as the Durand Line, which it believes are part of its territory.
The Durand Line extends for 2,640 kilometers and marks the border between the two countries. It was founded in 1893 after an agreement between the then British Foreign Minister in India, Mortimer Durand, and the Afghan Emir Abdur Rahman Jan to delimit the areas of influence.
After Pakistan’s independence, Islamabad recognized it as its border with Afghanistan, although Kabul did not take such a step. This line divides the Pashtun and Baluchi communities living on both sides of the border, which has led to disputes in both countries.