cross-border-shellingCross-border shelling by Pakistani military in eastern Kunar province has stopped since President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s visit to Islamabad.

Provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Habib Syed Khel confirmed that the shelling has stopped following President Ghani’s recent visit to Pakistan.

President Ghani visited Pakistan last month and met with the Pakistani officials, including military officials in a bid to mend the strained relations between the two nations.

President Ghani also discussed the deteriorating regional security situation and sought Pakistan’s sincerity in fight against terrorism.

The cross-border shelling from the other side of Durand Line in eastern Kunar and Nuristan provinces started around four years ago and the last shelling was reported in earlier last month which left at least two civilians injured.

Dozens of people were killed or injured while several others were forced to flee the area due to persistent shelling by Pakistani military.

The shelling had intensified during the recent months with local officials saying the Pakistani military has fired over 5,000 rockets in Kunar province during the past two years.

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