Afghanistan returns captured Pakistani soldier, five bodies

Afghanistan officials handed over the bodies of five martyred personnel of the Frontier Corps (FC) as well as an injured soldier to the elders of Kurram Agency in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on April 16 as talks continued between the two sides to deescalate tension along the border, reports Dawn. According to reports, 10 attackers from the Afghan side were also killed in clashes that erupted in the area after the FC men erecting a fence along the border at Laka Tiga post in Lower Kurram Agency came under fire. Member of National Assembly (MNA) Sajid Hussain Turi, who is leading a delegation of local tribes holding talks with the elders of Zazi tribe of Afghanistan, confirmed the death toll and said that 12 more personnel of the FC were wounded in the clashes with Afghan forces. They were taken to a hospital in Thall Garrison.