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Fighting On Afghan-Pakistani Border Causes Casualties

Border clashes between Pakistani and Afghan security forces have killed at least one person and wounded two.

Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said one Afghan border police officer was killed in the July 1 fighting near Angoor Adda, a border crossing straddling Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region and Afghanistan's Paktika Province.

Sediqqi said the fighting started when Pakistan attempted to build an illegal structure on the border.

"Afghan border police intervened and exchanged fire," he added.

However, Pakistan’s military said Pakistani troops returned fire after a rocket and few rounds of small arms were fired on Angoor Adda Gate from the Afghan side, wounding two security personnel.

The border clash threatens to undermine efforts by Kabul and Islamabad to improve relations.

Based on reporting by Reuters and