Three women were killed and four others were wounded, including children, in shelling by Pakistan’s troops on Sunday, local officials in Kunar confirmed Monday.
The shelling started at 3pm local time on Sunday in Nari district and Afghan forces responded, said the spokesman for the provincial governor, Abdul Ghani Samim.
“Three women have been killed in the shelling and an old man, woman and two children were wounded in the incident,” Samim said, adding “the incident happened when missiles hit civilian houses.”
“The clashes started at 3pm local on Sunday and stopped at 7pm but resumed today (Monday) at 8am and are still continuing,” he said.
“Pakistani troops are trying to create check points near the district,” he added.
Reinforcements have been deployed to the area, according to officials.
In the meantime, Afghan MPs on Monday session in a joint statement condemned the Pakistani attacks on Afghan soil and “called for an immediate stop.”
“The government, the United States and the international community must address to these issues,” the MPs said in a statement.