News - Afghanistan
Taliban insurgents carried out a series of co-ordinated attacks in a number of districts of Kunar province in eastern Afghanistan on Friday night, killing two civilians, local officials said. Two other civilians were injured.
Taliban insurgents struck at least six districts including Dangam and Marora, targeting governors' offices, and police and army checkpoints, Kunar's governor, Fazullah Wahidi, said.
"The attacks were carried out with the support of Pakistani army," Mr Wahidi said. "First the Pakistani army started shelling the province. After that, insurgents started their attacks."
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks and said they killed several members of the Afghan security forces.
Kunar shares a border with Pakistan. Local officials said that more than 1,000 missiles have been fired into the province in the past year. Shelling has increased recently and the Afghan Ministers of Defence and Interior today briefed lawmakers on the situation.
Interior Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi told Parliament that "there is no doubt that Pakistan is firing missiles in eastern parts of Afghanistan."