Cross-Border Attack: Afghan shelling kills 4 Pakistani soldiers

Published: July 20, 2011

More than 20 mortar shells were fired from across the border. Three shells slammed into a paramilitary Frontier Corps checkpost in Angoor Adda area, said officials. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

MIRANSHAH: Pakistani officials on Tuesday accused the Afghan Army of firing mortar bombs across the border, killing four and wounding two Pakistani soldiers in South Waziristan.

“Four soldiers were killed and two others wounded in the cross-border attack,” a security official in Peshawar told AFP, saying that the shelling continued for around two hours.

“More than 20 mortar shells were fired from across the border. Three shells slammed into a paramilitary Frontier Corps checkpost in Angoor Adda,” he said. 

Published in The Express Tribune, July 20th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Roflcopter
    Jul 19, 2011 - 4:16PM

    It looks like US is pushing Afghanistan to start a war with Pakistan.


  • saeed
    Jul 19, 2011 - 4:19PM

    I think Afghan forces are testing the patience of Pak army on the orders of there masters..They will not get the place to hide once Pakistani army will decide to hit them…its better that they stop this stupid Bravado…on the other hand they let go these Taliban from there border to cross over and attack our security personnel…stop being used as a proxy of your masters…


  • Khan
    Jul 19, 2011 - 4:28PM

    Correction required: not border but Durand line. Every action has reaction but Opposite in direction.


  • vasan
    Jul 19, 2011 - 5:04PM

    Cross border terrorism rules. Newton’s third law applies.


  • Jul 19, 2011 - 5:40PM

    Time to fire 40 back.


  • zub
    Jul 19, 2011 - 6:19PM

    Pakistani soldiers will keep paying for the political leadreship.
    unless v bring a change in leadership of our beloved country.Recommend

  • syed
    Jul 19, 2011 - 6:29PM

    Amarica involved in this problem


  • Cautious
    Jul 19, 2011 - 7:30PM

    It’s not easy to be the recipient of attacks from terrorist who use another countries sovereignty as a protective shield – looks like your getting a chance to wear another mans shoes for a while – hope you enjoy the blisters.


  • woohoo
    Jul 20, 2011 - 9:49AM

    Come on! Don’t Pakistanis and Afghans belong to the same ummah?Recommend

  • Haroon
    Jul 20, 2011 - 2:18PM

    Better to live in peace, every action has reaction, why PAK army first fired, i am sure, they are to ignore and underestimate the vital issue in country and pay world attention only to these pity pity issues, PAK AFG should be like a Europion country to live in peace rather than conflict, Muslim are brothers….Recommend

  • Real stuff
    Aug 28, 2011 - 10:35AM

    Unless Afghanistan understands that is being used and exploited by India, peace will not prevail. Afghanistanis is so beat up that it has no control over its own country and that the opportunist India has bases established in Afghanistan with its main goal to destabalize Pakistan, but it is backfiring as it has not only destabalized Afghanistan but may spread beyond Pakistan into India and involve a much wider region.


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