May 10, 2018

Pakistan fires over 100 rockets in Kunar province

By Ghanizada - Sun May 25 2014, 6:49 pm

PakistanOver 100 rockets fired by Pakistani military landed in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan, local officials said.

The officials further added that the cross-border shelling started early Saturday morning in two districts of Kunar province.

Provincial security chief, Gen. Abdul Habib Syed Khel said the shelling started around 6:00 am local time.

Gen. Syed Khel further added that around 125 rockets landed in Shigal and Dangam districts which incurred heavy losses to the local residents.

He said hundreds of Shigal and Dangam districts were forced to leave their houses due to the cross-border shelling.

The Pakistani military has been shelling eastern provinces of Afghanistan including Kunar and Nuristan during the recent years and there has been a surge in cross-border shelling by Pakistani military during the recent months.

According to the local residents in Kunar and Nuristan province, dozens of people have been killed or injured following the cross-border shelling.

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