KHYBER AGENCY: The political administration has imposed curfew in Torkham and Landi Kotal areas  to prevent any loss of life after Afghan forces on late Sunday fired at the Torkham border crossing, injuring a Pakistani soldier over construction of gate and laying of barbed wire to check entry of illegal Afghans and terrorists into Pakistan.

Reports say that the People living around the bordering area have been shifted to safer places. 

“At about 2120 hrs on night Afghan Security forces resorted to unprovoked firing on Pakistani side at Torkham Gate. A Pakistani soldier was injured due to Afghan firing. Pakistani security forces responded to Afghan firing effectively,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported.

After the incident, the political administration has imposed curfew in Torkham and Landi Kotal areas.

It may be mentioned that Torkham is the most frequented crossing point at Pak-Afghan Border and recently even most of the terrorists have been found using this gate for entry.

In order to check movement of terrorists through Torkham, Pakistan is constructing a gate on own side of the border as a necessity to check unwanted and illegal movement.

The firing incident occurred days after Pakistani introduced a new mechanism along the border that requires every Afghan to carry travel documents for entering Pakistan.

Earlier, thousands of Afghans living near the border would cross into Pakistan without passports and visas.

Pakistan has said the new system is put in place to curb the cross-border movement of the militants who would take advantage of the loose border monitoring system.