A woman was killed and eight other civilians were killed in artillery shelling from the other side of Durand Line in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

According to the local officials, the incident took place on Monday after the Pakistani military opened artillery shelling on Sarkano district.

The district administrative chief of Sarkano Hanif Khairkhwa confirmed that several rounds of artillery shells landed in Shongari valley on Monday.

He said a woman was killed and eight other civilians from a local village were wounded in the shelling.

This is not the first time the eastern and some southern provinces of Afghanistan comes under rocket attack from the other side of the Durand Line.

The Pakistani officials are saying that the security forces of the country are only responding to the militants attack.

However, the local officials in Kunar province saying that thousands of rounds of artillery and rockets have been fired on different parts of Kunar province since the start of the current Afghan year.

The Pakistani forces have also carried out artillery shelling on some parts of Nangarhar and Kandahar province where a brief clash also took place earlier last year between the Afghan and Pakistani forces.


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