A top military commander of the Islamic Emirate on Saturday warned Pakistan to stop firing artillery on Afghan soil, saying that the Afghan side is ready to give the same response if attacks by the Pakistani military do not cease.
This comes as residents of the western province of Kunar said that Pakistan has been targeting several parts of the province for the past two weeks.
Abu Dojana, commander of 201 Khalid Bin Walid Corps, said that the Islamic Emirate seeks good ties with its neighbors but its forces have the military equipment to defend the country.
“This is precious soil. We have paid a large sacrifice for it. We want to be good neighbors but if they keep attacking our soil, we will certainly give them a response,” he said.
At least one civilian was wounded in mortar shelling by the Pakistani military on the Chogam area of Shiltan district in Kunar. The mortar shellings also inflicted financial damage on the residents.
“I was wounded by the mortar, a fragment hit my head. I was taken to Asadabad during the night. I was in the hospital for two days,” said Anwar Shah, a wounded person.
Chogam area runs alongside the so-called Durand Line.
Some residents said that they have seen Pakistani drones operating in the province.
“We are being attacked by Pakistan. Everyone is in trouble, including children and women,” said Salman, a resident of Shiltan district.
Earlier a video went viral on social media showing a Taliban commander warning the Pakistani military to refrain from attacking Afghanistan’s soil.
Pakistan has been targeting different parts in eastern Afghanistan for the past several years, inflicting heavy financial damage on the residents as well as causing casualties.