One killed and six injured in a clash among traders and security personnel at the Pak-Afghan border’s Friendship Gate near Chaman, Quetta on Sunday.
Sources stated that the traders, upon crossing the border on foot with their goods, exchanged heated words with border officials after the officials stopped the traders from crossing the border.
It is reported that the protesting traders congregated at the Friendship Gate and urged the security personnel to let them pass. Upon refusal, the traders started bombarding the security personnel with stones and burnt tyres near the gate. The situation quickly escalated when one of the protesting traders opened fire on the security personnel.
Border officials fired back, leaving seven people, including two children injured, in its wake.
Sources reported that the injured were hurried to Chaman’s district hospital, where one of them succumbed to the gunshot wounds.
While discussing the details of the incident, Chaman’s Assistant Commissioner Zakaullah Durrani stated that four of the injured parties had been moved to the trauma center of Quetta’s Civil Hospital.
Security has been amplified in the border town of Chaman, in light of the incident.