In a military clash between Pakistan and Afghanistan at Chitral district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the former has suffered heavy casualties, reports Asian News International.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Armed Forces, confirmed the news and said that six of its soldiers sustained injuries while five citizens were also wounded in the clash, according to the EurAsian Times.

Afghan security forces fired mortars and heavy machine guns from Nari District, Kunar province, ISPR was reported saying.

It also claimed substantial damage on the Afghanistan side in the retaliatory measures taken by Pakistan.

Pakistan is in the process of building a fence on its borders with Afghanistan, however given the patronage to the Taliban regime by Pakistan, the officials in Kabul is exercising caution and remains wary of its neighbour.

There is also a dispute with respect to the exact path of the ‘Durand Line’ which is the border shared by the two nations that was marked out by the Britishers in 1890s.