December 12, 2018
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Kunar province comes under heavy artillery shelling

By Khaama Press - Tue Mar 13 2018, 11:29 am

The local officials in eastern Kunar province say dozens of artillery shells were fired on Dangam district from the other side of the Durand Line.

The district administrative chif of Dangam Mohammad Rahman Danish said more than 200 rounds of artillery shells landed on Dangam district late on Sunday night.

He said the shelling started late on Sunday night and continued for several hours causing damages to the properties of the local residents.

Danish said the shelling did not incur any casualty to the local residents but some agricultural fields received damages due to the artillery shells impact.

This comes as the cross-border shelling on Kunar province had stopped during the recent weeks.

The provincial governor of Kunar province Wahidullah Kalimzai said last month that the national defense and security forces have received instructions to respond to the cross-border incursions.

He said hundreds of rounds of artillery shells were fired on Kunar province from the other side of the Durand Line and the issue has been repeatedly shared through diplomatic channels.

Kalimzai also claimed that the Afghan forces have started to respond to the shelling and target the areas from where the shelling takes place.

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