Chaman traders say two boys killed, six injured in FC firing

On 29 November, two boys were killed and several others were injured when security forces opened fire on traders at the Chaman-Boldak gate Balochistan.

Although the traders blamed the security forces for firing on them and nine people were injured, a senior Chaman official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told that eight people were injured in the clash between the security forces and the traders.

He said two boys had died of their injuries and six were being treated at the Trauma Center at Seoul Hospital.

According to hospital sources, the dead were identified as Samiullah and Matiullah, aged 12 and 14 respectively.

The deputy commissioner added that the Chaman-Boldak gate was open as usual today and bilateral trade has been going on.

Border Traders on the other hand claimed in a news conference at Chaman Press Club on Sunday that FC forces had opened fire on them.

The FC force has not yet commented on the incident but has previously said it would prevent the smuggling of illegal goods across the border.

At the end of July this year, seven people were killed and 22 others injured in clashes on the Chaman border, and a few days ago, the provincial government distributed financial aid to the families of the dead and injured.