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Six Pakistanis, one Afghan soldier killed in cross-border clash

Situation returned to normal after the two sides held a meeting

People douse a cargo supply truck after it was hit during the artillery shelling, in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border town of Chaman, Pakistan, Dec.11.   © Reuters

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) -- Six Pakistani civilians and one Afghan soldier were killed on Sunday in cross border shelling and gunfire, according to officials on both sides of the frontier.

The Pakistan army said Afghan border forces had opened "unprovoked and indiscriminate fire of heavy weapons including artillery/mortar onto the civilian population" at the Chaman border crossing, which links Pakistan's western Balochistan province with Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province.

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