Cross-border: Shelling, rocket attack kills 4 in Afghanistan

Attack­s in nearby Nurist­an have forced hundre­ds of famili­es to flee the area: Afghan police chief.


Web Desk July 22, 2012

Four people were killed after hundreds of shells and rockets were fired into Afghanistan from the frontier areas of Pakistan, the Associate Press (AP) reported on Sunday.

According to the AP report, Afghan officials said that a few homes were hit during the attack in Dangam district along the border.

However, the neighbouring government has not yet blamed Pakistan’s military for the incident.

AP quoted Kunar provincial police chief General Ewaz Mohammad Naziri as saying that these attacks in nearby Nuristan had forced hundreds of families to flee the area.

Earlier, 13 Pakistani troops were killed on June 25 when Taliban insurgents crossed over from Afghanistan and mounted a deadly ambush on a patrol of Pakistani security forces.

Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf had said that the cross-border attacks by militants were high on the agenda during his visit to Afghanistan.

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Indian Catholic | 8 years ago | Reply

@Maria: . Ahmad Shah Durrani (c. 1722–1773) (Pashto/Persian: احمد شاه درانی‎), also known as Ahmad Shāh Abdālī (Pashto/Persian: احمد شاه ابدالي) and born as Ahmad Khān, was the founder of the Durrani Empire (Afghan Empire) in 1747 and is regarded by many to be the founder of the modern state of Afghanistan. . Birthplace: Herat, Afghanistan Place of death: Kandahar Province, Afghanistan . link text

Zalmai | 8 years ago | Reply

@Afrasiab

Your righteous indignation will fall on deaf ears because the powers that be are simply not interested in peace because there is no money in peace. The status quo must be maintained at all costs to keep the billions of dollars flowing.

People naively get emotional and patriotic and huff and puff at each other on this forum, meanwhile the rulers are all in cahoots and are laughing all the way to the bank.

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