pakistan shell kunarAt least 73 rockets were fired from the other side of Durand line in eastern Kunar province, local officials said.

Provincial security chief, Gen. Abdul Habib Syed Khel said the rockets were fired Pakistani military in the past 24 hours.

Gen. Syed Khel further added that the rockets landed in Shegal and Dangam districts which incurred damages to the local residents.

He did not disclose if the cross-border shelling incurred any casualties to the local residents; however, he said dozens of people were forced to flee their homes due to the shelling.

The Pakistani army has been continuously shelling eastern Kunar province during the recent years; however, the shelling has intensified during the recent months which has left a number of local residents killed or injured.

The Pakistani air force also carried out an airstrike in Kunar province later in May which left at least five civilians dead and eleven others injured.

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  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.