In the bordering city of Balochistan some 130 km from Quetta, a confrontation broke out between the protestors of trade unions and the Frontier Corps. The forces used live ammunition on the protestors, killing four including a woman and wounding 17 others.
In the wake of the firing, the panic-stricken protestors stampeded, and many women and children fainted as a result. The wounded were moved to the hospital, the Levies personnel said.
Additional doctors and first aiders have been summoned in the hospital.
Agitated protestors broke the border gate and torched the forces’ check post.
The forces said that thousands crossed the border into Afghanistan. To settle the tumult, the forces reportedly summoned reinforcements.