Police Chief in Khost Abdul Hanan confirmed that one security man was killed in the firing.
Two officials of the Frontier Corps (FC) were martyred and five injured in a cross-border attack in Kurram Agency, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday. Soon after the attack, announcements were made through mosques' loudspeakers in various villages, situated along the Pak-Afghan border.
Afghanistan has refused to recognise the Durand Line - a 2,400-kilometre frontier drawn by the British in 1896 - as it splits the Pashtun ethnic group between the nations.More news: Flood warning for Ulster; flash flood watches for Sullivan and Orange
Pakistan began fencing the Pak-Afghan border a year ago to prevent terrorists from crossing into the country from Afghanistan. "Military engagement is under way to defuse situation", read the statement.
Col. Hanan added that local villagers and the Afghan Border Police retaliated with gunfire.
The bodies of the two Pakistanis were found on the Afghan side of the border near Pakistan's tribal belt, Zadran told AFP.More news: Kentucky governor apologizes for saying teacher strike led to sexual assaults
He said the Afghan security forces have bodies of three Pakistani troops in custody and those would be handed over to Islamabad in accordance with the state-to-state and global protocols. A local political official, who asked not to be identified, said that Pakistani security forces had responded on Sunday by opening fire along the border.
According to ISPR, the troops were carrying out routine surveillance in Kurram Agency for plugging of gaps and making necessary preparations to start fencing along Afghan border. It was further emphasised that cooperation from Afghan side for effective border management was important for preventing cross-border movement of terrorists and militants.More news: Pravin Togadia quits VHP after his nominee loses election for president