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Pakistani soldiers again target Afghan border

22 Jun 2011 - 11:44
22 Jun 2011 - 11:44

JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistani soldiers again attacked across the Afghan border in eastern Kunar province, security officials said on Wednesday.

Pakistani soldiers fired artillery shells that landed in Nari and Dangam districts, Eastern Zone Police Commander Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Amarkhel warned that he would retaliate against Pakistani soldiers as soon as possible.

At least 14 people have been killed over the past 10 days by artillery fired from the other side of the Pakistani border.

Prior to this attack, Pakistani soldiers fired 124 artillery shells into Dangam district in the last week, injuring two people and killing over 50 animals, said Dangam District Chief Hameesh Gulab Shinwari.

Nari District Chief Gul Zaman also said that over the past week Pakistani soldiers attacking across the Afghan border have targeted numerous areas in Nari district of Kunar province, killing six civilians and injuring as many.

Officials had no information about casualties in this most recent attack.

Amarkhel and Kunar Provincial Police Chief Brig. Gen. Ewaz Mohammad Naziri, said on Monday that they called on President Karzai to close Pakistan, and to let police respond with force to Pakistani attacks across the Afghan border.

On Monday, the Afghan Foreign Ministry summoned the Pakistani ambassador in Kabul and condemned the attacks over the Afghan border.

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