Pakistan shelling KunarAt least 33 rockets were fired in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan in the latest wave of cross-border shelling from the other side of Durand Line.

According to local officials in Kunar, the shelling started late Friday night and continued until Saturday morning.

Provincial police chief, Gen. Abdul Habib Syed Khel, said the rockets landed in Dangam district but loss of life was reported following the shelling.

Gen. Syed Khel further added that around 150 rockets have been fired in Dangam district since the bilateral security agreement between Kabul and Washington was concluded.

He said the shelling resumed six days after the signing of the agreement by Afghan and US officials.

Gen. Syed Khel called on the government to take immediate actions in a bid to stop the cross-border shelling from the other side of Durand Line.

This comes as the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said last week that nearly 213 rounds of mortar and artillery shells were fired in Sarkano and Dangam districts in the first 11 days of the month of Mizan.

The Pakistani military has been shelling eastern provinces of Afghanistan including Kunar and Nuristan during the recent years.

According to the local officials, over 5000 rockets have been fired in Kunar province during the past two years which have left dozens of people dead and several others injured.

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