Shells Fired Across Pakistan Border

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The Afghanistan Express Daily Newspaper

December 10, 2013

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Kunar – According to local authorities in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan, Pakistani military fired at least six artillery shells into Kunar province. Provincial security chief, Abdul Habib Syed Kheli, confirming the report, said Pakistani military shelled Dandam district on Monday night. Pakistani military opened artillery fire at a number of areas in Shegal district of eastern Kunar province last month.

According to the local residents in Kunar, dozens of people have been killed or injured following the cross-border shelling by Pakistani military during the recent years. Pakistani military has been shelling eastern provinces of Afghanistan including Kunar and Nuristan during the past one year.

Tensions intensified between the two nations following border clashes between Afghan and Pakistani security forces in Goshta district earlier this year. An Afghan border guard was killed and three Pakistani military forces were injured after Afghan and Pakistani troops exchanged fire in Goshta district. (Khaama)

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