The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan has claimed that the military of the country only resorts to shelling on Afghan districts in ‘self-defense’.
According to a statement released by Foreign Ministry of Pakistan “As a matter of policy, Pakistan does not fire across Pak-Afghan Border. Cross border attacks by Terrorists on Army/FC posts are responded to in self-defense only.”
The statement further added “Pakistan has formally shared location of these terrorist camps in the areas mentioned and has requested Government of Afghanistan to deploy its forces in these areas to bring it under their effective control.”
Meanwhile, the Afghan officials say the latest wave of shelling by Pakistani military has killed three children in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.
Officials in Kunar Police Headquarters said the shelling also wounded 6 other children.
The officials further added that a rocket landed in Dangam district killing three children and wounding six others.
The provincial officials also added that the Pakistani military has fired more than 700 artillery shells and mortar rounds on Kunar in the past one month.