Cross-border bombardment: Afghan army shelling kills 5 in Waziristan

ANA troops fired mortar rounds from the Khuja Khadar (KK) Top checkpost in Afghanistan, says military sources.


Our Correspondent November 11, 2012

PESHAWAR:


At least five civilians, including two children, were killed on Sunday in cross-border shelling by the Afghan National Army (ANA) in South Waziristan Agency.


According to military sources, ANA troops fired mortar rounds from the Khuja Khadar (KK) Top checkpost in Afghanistan, which hit a civilian vehicle some two kilometres north of the Naray area of South Waziristan.

As a result, five people were killed, sources added. The victims were local villagers who were returning home after collecting firewood near the Pak-Afghan border.

A political administration official confirmed the cross-border shelling by ANA, saying four mortar shells were fired from Afghanistan. According to him, the victims included two children.

He identified the dead as Saidullah Shamsi Khel, Ahsanaullah Shamsi Khel, Mahrof Dottani, Syed Wali and Saidullah.

Pakistan condemned the cross-border shelling and lodged a strong protest with the Afghan government over the killing of
innocent civilians.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 12th, 2012.

COMMENTS (11)

Afridi | 9 years ago | Reply

@Ghorzang: Colonized mindsets like yourself will never understand Afghanistan and Afghans because your thought process is shaped by your colonial masters. You are a brown sahib, condescending and sarcastic but this betrays your lack of identity.

Excuse the pun, but the only country that is colonised at the moment is Afghanistan vis-a-vis America being the master. Go hide now, American helicopters will be flying over your house in Kabul any time soon.

Ghorzang | 9 years ago | Reply

@Caramelized onion

"Your fed up ANA won’t last 2 weeks after a NATO pull-out. First build a nation worthy of protecting, then start to point fingers"

I think our fed up ANA will fare better than the Pakistani Army that gets beheaded like scarecrows. Now to the second part of your comment, an Afghan protects his nation because he is sick and tired of interlopers not because he is protecting the Taj Mahal or something material.

Colonized mindsets like yourself will never understand Afghanistan and Afghans because your thought process is shaped by your colonial masters. You are a brown sahib, condescending and sarcastic but this betrays your lack of identity.

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