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A soldier stands guard along the border fence outside the Kitton outpost on the border with Afghanistan in North Waziristan, October 18, 2017. — Reuters/File


KABUL: Taliban soldiers in Afghanistan disrupted the erecting of a security fence by the Pakistani military along the border between the two countries, Afghan officials said on Wednesday.

Pakistan has fenced most of the 2,600km border despite protestations from Kabul, which has contested the British-era boundary demarcation that splits families and tribes on either side.

Afghan defence ministry spokesman Enayatullah Khwarazmi said Taliban forces stopped the Pakistani military from erecting what he called an “illegal” border fence along the eastern province of Nangarhar on Sunday.

He played down the incident, saying everything was now normal. The Pakistan army did not respond to a request for comment.

A video circulated on social media showed Taliban soldiers had seized spools of barbed wire and one senior official asking Pakistani soldiers stationed in security posts in the distance not to try to fence the border again.

Reuters could not verify the video independently.

Taliban spokesman Bilal Karimi said they were investigating the incident.

Taliban and Pakistani forces came face-to-face over the border incident, two Taliban officials said on condition of anonymity, and the situation was tense.

They added that following the incident there was cross-border mortar fire from Pakistani territory further north along the frontier into Afghanistan’s Kunar province on Wednesday.

It was unclear if the incidents are linked. The officials said Afghan military helicopters could be seen patrolling the area.

The fencing was a main reason behind the souring of relations between previous US-backed Afghan governments and Islamabad. The current standoff indicates the issue remains a contentious matter for the Taliban, despite its close ties to Islamabad.

Foreign governments have long alleged that Pakistan supported the insurgent movement as it fought the US-backed government and Western troops — a charge Islamabad denies.

The lawless mountainous border was historically fluid before Pakistan began erecting a metal fence four years ago, of which it has completed 90 per cent.

The border incident happened the day foreign delegates from around the world gathered in Islamabad for a summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to discuss the unfolding humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan.

 

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Need AI drone surveillance with facial tracking especially in those hard to reach areas where a hostile can be zapped if it is trespassing.

Are there any underground tunnels?
 

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When Pak Army is fencing the border make sure there are drones watching over the Afghan side. If they try to stop
you then fire those missiles.
 

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IMO it is fake news; could anybody post the photo of the portion of the fence which was torn down?
 

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Well much better situation overall as compared to the previous government in afghanistan. These sporadic little incidents are inevitable because after all they are afghans ,a neighbor unfortunately we cannot replace.
 

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Reinforcements were called in and fencing is going on unhindered. They know very well that if they had fired a single bullet guys in the check post would have turned these Talibs into Swiss cheese 🧀. Killing people via suicide bombing is one thing and fighting as regular army entirely different matter.
 

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IMO it is fake news; could anybody post the photo of the portion of the fence which was torn down?

Video is available, but source i am sharing is from Indian propaganda site:

Reuters said, they could not verify the video independently. (it is real video or fake)
 

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Video is available, but source i am sharing is from Indian propaganda site:

Reuters said, they could not verify the video independently. (it is real video or fake)

Dear, there is no video/picture of demolished/torn down fence, due to verbal harsh exchange of words the incident highlighted as the fence is torn down as picture of the rolls of barbed wire shown only and neatly packed these are not removed from the fence but maybe to install.

@PanzerKiel already told that when such rolls are once opened they could not be repacked so neatly.

@Umar27 already posted the below reference in a previously locked thread on the same issue. The incident was well analyzed and narrated.

 
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