QUETTA - Afghan security forces killed two Pakistani nationals who had mistakenly entered into Afghanistan near Badini area on Monday morning, a Levies official said. A Levies official who requested not to be named, since he was not authorised to speak to media, told a private TV channel that two shepherds had mistakenly slipped into Afghanistan from Badini. He said that the Afghan security forces deployed at the border opened unprovoked firing without any warning killing the two shepherds on the spot. The victims belonged to Badini area of Killa Saifullah district. “I have ordered inquiry into the incident", Home Secretary Balochistan, Syed Asad Gilani told the channel.
He said a team of senior officers was also dispatched to the area to probe the incident. However, levies officials stated that the two shepherds were in pursuit of their camels and other livestock when they mistakenly slipped into the Afghan territory.
A Levies officer, who was negotiating the return of the bodies, told that "Afghan forces claim, the victims were Taliban insurgents". The bodies of the victims were brought to Badini after negotiations with the Afghan authorities. Security was tightened on both sides of the border after the incident.