A Pakistani Army officer who got injured when Afghan forces opened indiscriminate fire at the Torkham border, has embraced martyrdom. The officer, identified as Major Jawad Changezi, was taken to CMH Peshawar on Monday after he got seriously injured during the clash between Afghan and Pakistani forces at the Torkham border.

A day after he was brought to the hospital, Major Changezi succumbed to his wounds and passed away at the hospital. According to his records, Major Changezi beloned to Quetta and he was posted to Landikotal.

According to the details provided of the incident, Afghan forces opened unprovoked fire at the Pakistani side at the Torkham border. The incident occurred where a gate is being constructed in the Pakistani territory to check the documents of border-crossers and ensure that unauthorized persons are stopped at the gate.

“This gate, considered essential to check and verify documentation of all border crossers, will check movement of terrorists,” DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asim Bajwa said in a tweet. He added that the gate was 37 metres inside Pakistani territory.

Due to the fire, at least five army personnel including Major Ali Jawad and Lt. Colonel were injured. Fourteen civilians including women and children were also affected due to the firing, according to a statement released by the ISPR.

Pakistan has taken notice of the incident and demanded an explanation for the unprovoked firing.

A press release by the Foreign Office stated that the matter has been forwarded to the concerned Afghan authorities.

“The Afghan side was urged to thoroughly investigate the incident and share the findings with Pakistani authorities. It was further emphasized that all steps should be taken for avoiding recurrence of such incidents in the future,” the press release stated.

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