Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Cross-border shelling continues in eastern Afghanistan

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According to local authorities in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan, at least 100 missiles were fired from Pakistan which landed in the bordering regions of Afghanistan during the past 24 hours.

Provincial governor Syed Fazalulah Wahidi said majority of the missiles landed in two different locations of Dangam district.

Mr. Wahidi further added more than 2000 missiles have been fired in bordering regions of Afghanistan during the past 2 months which have killed at least 10 Afghan civilians and injured more than 20 others.

This comes as Afghanistan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Jawed Ludin summoned Pakistan’s envoy to Kabul to discuss the latest barrage of periodic shelling across the Durand Line.

“Any continuation of such reported shelling against Afghan villages could have a significant negative impact on bilateral relations,” the statement quoted Ludin as telling Ambassador Mohammad Sadiq.

Both sides agreed to hold a senior-level meeting of military officials soon in Afghanistan’s eastern Jalalabad city over the shelling and improve military co-ordination along the Durand Line, the statement released by Afghan foreign ministry said.

However Pakistan denied the claim and called it “incorrect”. “Pakistani troops only respond to and engage militants from where they are attacked/fired upon,” said a senior military official in Islamabad.

Over last year he said at least 15 cross border attacks were carried out by militants against Pakistani check points and the civilian populations in north-western towns Dir and Chitral.

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