Local sources in Paktika have reported that two Taliban fighters and five Pakistani border guards were killed as a result of clashes along the Angur-Ada border in the province.
Reliable sources confirmed that the unexpected confrontation between the Taliban fighters and Pakistani border guards took place last night in the Barmal district of Paktika province.
Additionally, four Taliban fighters sustained injuries during the clash, according to the sources.
One of the casualties identified by the sources is a prominent member of the Taliban named Sibghatullah Takal.
The fighting, characterized by sporadic exchanges, persisted until this afternoon, with both sides currently maintaining their positions.
Notably, the Taliban have refrained from issuing any statements regarding this incident, and the exact cause of the clash remains uncertain.
It is worth mentioning that prior to this incident, the Taliban had previously engaged in clashes with Pakistani border guards at the Torkham, Spin Boldak, and Dand-e-Patan gates, located in the provinces of Nangarhar, Kandahar, and Paktia respectively.