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Pakistan army behind cross border shelling in Afghanistan

[1]Afghan security officials on Tuesday announced Pakistani military forces are behind the cross-border shelling into eastern regions of Afghanistan.

The Afghan senate on Tuesday summoned Afghan interior minister Bismillah Mohammadi and chief of the staff for the Afghan defense ministry Sher Mohammad Karimi along with the deputy Afghan intelligence chief, National Directorate for Security (NDS) to brief the Afghan senators regarding the security issues.

Deputy Afghan NDS chief told Afghan senators that the Pakistani armed forces are struggling to pave the way for the militants by shelling eastern regions of the country.

He also accused Pakistan for efforts to send anti-government armed militants in eastern Kunar province.

He said Pakistani armed forces are shelling Kunar province to force local residents flee the area.

Afghan interior minister and chief of the army staff also confirmed the comments by deputy Afghan NDS chief and said they have handed over their reports in this regard to Afghan president and international coalition forces.

Afghanistan shares a disputed and unmarked 2,400-kilometre (1,500-mile) border with Pakistan, and Taliban and other al Qaeda-linked militants have carved out strongholds on either side.

Afghanistan and Pakistan blame each other for a number of recent cross-border attacks that have killed dozens and displaced hundreds of families.