Cross-border shelling by Pakistan kill 1, injure 2 in Nuristan
By Sayed Jawad - Fri May 31 2013, 1:41 pm
According to local authorities in eastern Nuristan province of Afghanistan, cross-border shelling was resumed by Pakistan and several artillery rounds and rockets were fired in this province during the past two days.
The officials further added that the shelling was resumed in Kamdish district, which has also incurred casualties to local residents.
Provincial governor spokesman Zahir Bahand said majority of the rockets landed in Daba village at Gawhardish area in Kamdish district.
He said at least one local resident was killed and two others were injured during the shelling and the central government in Kabul has been informed of the shelling by Pakistan.
Pakistani military has been shelling eastern provinces of Afghanistan including Kunar and Nuristan province during the past one year, however tensions intensified between the two nations following border clashes between Afghan and Pakistani security forces in Goshta district.
An Afghan border guard was killed and three Pakistani military forces were injured after Afghan and Pakistani troops exchanged fire in Goshta district earlier this month.