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More gunfire at Pakistan-Afghan border; Afghan guard killed

  • Pakistan army soldiers attend funeral of their colleague who lost his live during clashes with Afghan troops at Pakistan-Afghanistan border post Torkham, in Quetta, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. A Pakistan army major wounded in cross-border clashes near Afghanistan died of his wounds at a military hospital on Tuesday morning, the military said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

    Pakistan army soldiers attend funeral of their colleague who lost his live during clashes with Afghan troops at Pakistan-Afghanistan border post Torkham, in Quetta, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. A Pakistan army major wounded in cross-border clashes near Afghanistan died of his wounds at a military hospital on Tuesday morning, the military said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pakistan's army spokesman Lt Gen. Asim Bajwa speaks during a press conference addressing the ongoing military offensive in tribal area's and clashes at a Pakistan-Afghan border crossing, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Renewed clashes overnight at a Pakistan-Afghan border crossing killed an Afghan border guard and wounded five, an Afghan official said Wednesday, as Islamabad dispatched more troops to the volatile boundary amid an escalation between the two neighbors. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    Pakistan's army spokesman Lt Gen. Asim Bajwa speaks during a press conference addressing the ongoing military offensive in tribal area's and clashes at a Pakistan-Afghan border crossing, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Renewed clashes overnight at a Pakistan-Afghan border crossing killed an Afghan border guard and wounded five, an Afghan official said Wednesday, as Islamabad dispatched more troops to the volatile boundary amid an escalation between the two neighbors. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pakistan's army spokesman Lt Gen. Asim Bajwa speaks during a press conference addressing the ongoing military offensive in tribal area's and clashes at a Pakistan-Afghan border crossing, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Renewed clashes overnight at a Pakistan-Afghan border crossing killed an Afghan border guard and wounded five, an Afghan official said Wednesday, as Islamabad dispatched more troops to the volatile boundary amid an escalation between the two neighbors. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    Pakistan's army spokesman Lt Gen. Asim Bajwa speaks during a press conference addressing the ongoing military offensive in tribal area's and clashes at a Pakistan-Afghan border crossing, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Renewed clashes overnight at a Pakistan-Afghan border crossing killed an Afghan border guard and wounded five, an Afghan official said Wednesday, as Islamabad dispatched more troops to the volatile boundary amid an escalation between the two neighbors. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)  (The Associated Press)

An Afghan official says renewed clashes at a Pakistan-Afghan border crossing have killed an Afghan border guard and wounded five others.

Pakistan said Wednesday it has dispatched more troops and weapons to the volatile border amid an escalation in tension between the two neighbors.

The Afghan guard is the third fatality since Sunday night, when clashes erupted at the Torkham border crossing over the construction of a gate by Pakistan on allegedly disputed territory.

Afghan border police official Jamal Khan says the guard was killed late Tuesday. Another Afghan guard was killed the first night of the violence and a Pakistani officer wounded in the border clashes died on Tuesday.

Pakistani security officials confirmed the latest exchange of fire but say the cease-fire is now holding.