October 23, 2014

Rockets fired from Afghanistan land in South Waziristan

By Sadaf Shinwari - Sun Nov 25 2012, 2:10 pm

Nine rockets fired from Paktika province of Afghanistan landed in the border area of South Waziristan Agency on Saturday, official and tribal sources said.

The tribesmen said four rockets fell near the grave of revered ancestor of the Wazir tribes, Musa Neeka, while five more landed in the mountain of Zeba close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

They said the rockets apparently were fired from Shkeen area of the troubled Paktika province. The Nato forces recently vacated a base in the border area in Paktika and handed it over to the Afghan security forces, The News International reported.

Huge explosions were heard when the rockets landed in the Pakistani territory. However, no casualty was reported the attack.

In the meantime a private TV Channel reoprted that some 20 mortar shells have been fired from Afghanistan that landed into Pakistani territory on Saturday, a private TV channelreported.

The mortar shells landed near Angoor Ada and ZhobaPahar areas near Pak-Afghan border.

A vehicle was destroyed in the shelling but no casualtywas reported. Several incidents of cross-border shelling and rocket attackfrom Afghanistan have been reported in the tribal areas and the Dir district. Pakistani authorities have repeatedly asked the Afghan government to curb the cross border attacks.

Meanwhile, officials in Islamabad have protested to the government in Kabul over the border shelling.

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