Pakistan army’s rocket shelling on Afghanistan provinces is against the commitments made by Pakistan delegation and Afghan government officials in Kabul this week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Tuesday.
The foreign ministry condemned the cross-Durand Line incursion by Pakistan and called on Islamabad to stop firing on Afghan territory.
The ministry also asked Pakistan to abide by its recent commitments on cooperation in counterterrorism efforts.
“Pakistan delegation has promised to cooperate with Afghanistan in fighting terrorism, but these incursions are against Pakistan’s commitmentsand against the commitments the delegation made in the last meeting with Afghanistan Foreign Ministry,” MoFA deputy spokesman Sebghat Ahmadi said.
“There is sad news about rocket shelling which have fatalities. This breaks people's hearts,” Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said.
According to Afghan government, Pakistan military has fired at least 5,000 rockets on Afghanistan during the past six months. The rocket shelling has displaced at least 300 families.
One day after the visit of the Pakistani delegation to Kabul, at least 150 rockets landed in four districts of Kunar province, in the east of Afghanistan. Afghan officials said the rockets were shelled from Pakistan.
“In the last 24 hours, 150 missiles were fired on Afghanistan soil in four districts in Kunar, but there were no fatalities,” Mohammad Zaman Ayar, Security Officer at Kunar Police Headquarters, said.
Afghan Defense Ministry said it has ordered the Border Force to respond to Pakistani military aggression in the same way.
“We have ordered all the border forces to respond if anyone fires on them,” Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said.
Pakistan military started shelling eastern parts of Afghanistan six years ago.
Pakistan military claims that they target Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan safe havens in parts of Kunar province.