The border dispute between Pakistan and Afghanistan is an old one.
It has been between the two countries since 1949, when the Afghan People’s Liberation Army (APL) attacked a Pakistani base in the area.
In response, Pakistan annexed Afghanistan’s border in 1959.
The border, however, remains a patchwork of land.
The APL also continues to cross into Afghanistan, and Afghan soldiers and paramilitary forces are stationed along the border.
The Pakistani military has deployed troops along the Pakistani side of the border, and the Afghan government is reportedly conducting counter-insurgency operations in the disputed areas.
A new war is brewing in the borderlands, and it could be the most expensive yet for both countries.
The recent conflict in Afghanistan is not the first time Pakistan and the Taliban have fought over land.
In 2003, the two sides fought over an area of 4.5 million square kilometres (1.7 million square miles) of land along the Pakistan-Afghani border.
Pakistan lost the war.
Since then, Pakistan has spent more than $1.8 billion on the country’s border.
With a border with Afghanistan, Pakistan’s military has more of a say in the security of the country than the Afghan military, which has had more success in combating the Taliban and other insurgent groups.
Despite this, there has been a rise in the number of incidents along the frontier.
The Pakistan-based security analyst Iqbal Ahmad, who was born and raised in the Afghan border region, said that the conflict has not been confined to the area where the APL attack took place.
He told Al Jazeera that the violence has also spread beyond the border into other regions of the tribal areas.
He said that Pakistanis are living in fear of their families, who fear being targeted and killed for not paying a bribe.
In the case of the attack on the Pakistani base, Ahmad said that Pakistani officials have denied responsibility for the attack and have said that it was an ambush by Afghan soldiers.
The latest incident happened on Saturday when the Pakistani army fired on two Afghan soldiers as they crossed the border in a vehicle, said Ahmad.
“The two Afghans are in their 40s.
They are on their way to their work and are in the process of leaving,” Ahmad said.
“They have no idea that the Pakistani soldiers are firing on them and are firing at them from the vehicle.
There was no warning.
We have to believe that the Afghan soldiers are armed and dangerous.”
Ahmad said he did not know who was behind the attack, but he did know that the border has been an open battlefield for years.
In 2016, Pakistani troops began using night-vision equipment to track the movement of Taliban fighters on the Afghan side of Pakistan.
Pakistan has also deployed troops in the tribal area, where most of the insurgents are based.
“These are the most vulnerable areas, and Pakistanis have to do everything they can to protect themselves,” Ahmad added.
The military also began sending soldiers into the tribal districts to check on the safety of local residents.
The number of attacks has increased in recent years.
Ahmad said the number has also increased since the recent border incident.
“We have to pay a high price in terms of human rights violations, but we also have to ask ourselves what are the consequences of that in terms, for example, of our security?
We can only have a security and stability in the country if we allow the people of Pakistan to live peacefully and peacefully, and if the Taliban do not take over Afghanistan.”
A new round of border clashes could have far-reaching consequences for Pakistan, Ahmad added, adding that it could mean the return of the Taliban to the border areas.
The new fighting is being driven by a dispute over land and resources between Pakistan’s two largest neighbours.
Both countries are currently engaged in a series of border disputes, and both countries claim the territory.
But Pakistan is not willing to give up control over the border as long as it is not in the interests of either country.
In recent years, Pakistan is also attempting to reintegrate the country into the global economy.
However, the recent escalation of the conflict in the volatile border region could have even greater ramifications for the region.
“It’s like an oil spill in the middle of the desert,” Ahmad explained.
“If Pakistan continues to take land from the Taliban, it will bring back the Taliban.”