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Pakistan officer dies after Afghan border clash

Afghan security forces carry the coffin of an Afghan soldier, who was killed last night during gun fighting between Afghan border forces and Pakistani forces in Torkham, during his funeral in Nangarhar province Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Afghanistan says one of its soldiers was killed at the border on Sunday

A Pakistani officer has died after being shot by Afghan forces at the countries' main border crossing, the Pakistani authorities say.

Major Ali Jawad Changezi was injured late on Sunday. An Afghan soldier also died and the injured include civilians.

The Torkham crossing has seen a second night of shelling.

Afghanistan objects to Pakistan building a gate on its side which Islamabad says it needs to enforce new visa rules and curb militant activity.

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Read more:Why Pakistan introduced border curbs

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Image caption Afghans without valid visas will not be allowed into Pakistan

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