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One Civilian Killed In Cross-Durand Line Shelling By Pakistan

At least one civilian was killed and two others were wounded as rockets landed in areas along the Durand Line in Nangarhar province on Friday evening, local officials confirmed on Saturday. 

The rocket shelling by Pakistani military continued for many hours, said Noor Jahan, the Chief of Staff of the first Regiment of Border Police.

“Pakistan is training terrorists. Terrorists are living there [in Pakistan]. This is obvious for the entire world. We are not doing this and we are not training terrorists. We defend the country with our hearts and souls. We have sacrificed and we will continue our sacrifices,” Jahan said.

Local officials in Nangarhar said the shelling by Pakistan has inflicted heavy damage to businessmen in the area, especially as vehicles have been destroyed. 

Sarfiraz, a driver and witness to the shelling reportedly by Pakistan, said he witnessed the firing of rockets by Pakistan which continued for many hours.

“The rocket firing started at seven in the evening and the first rocket landed on a hillside. Then another rocket landed on a vehicle and killed its driver,” Sarfiraz said.

“We are tired of this. Government is not doing anything in this respect. The rocket shelling by Pakistan continues. We have to stand against Pakistan and respond to this,” said Juma Gul, a resident of Muhmand Dara district in Nangarhar where the rockets landed.

Cross Durand Line incursions by Pakistan started in 2011. Afghans living in areas along the de facto border have suffered the most from these rocket attacks.

Afghan government has on many occasions asked Pakistan to end the shelling however it has failed to do so.

One Civilian Killed In Cross-Durand Line Shelling By Pakistan

Nangarhar residents and officials say rockets were fired off along the Durand Line into Afghanistan on Friday night, killing at least one civilian. 

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At least one civilian was killed and two others were wounded as rockets landed in areas along the Durand Line in Nangarhar province on Friday evening, local officials confirmed on Saturday. 

The rocket shelling by Pakistani military continued for many hours, said Noor Jahan, the Chief of Staff of the first Regiment of Border Police.

“Pakistan is training terrorists. Terrorists are living there [in Pakistan]. This is obvious for the entire world. We are not doing this and we are not training terrorists. We defend the country with our hearts and souls. We have sacrificed and we will continue our sacrifices,” Jahan said.

Local officials in Nangarhar said the shelling by Pakistan has inflicted heavy damage to businessmen in the area, especially as vehicles have been destroyed. 

Sarfiraz, a driver and witness to the shelling reportedly by Pakistan, said he witnessed the firing of rockets by Pakistan which continued for many hours.

“The rocket firing started at seven in the evening and the first rocket landed on a hillside. Then another rocket landed on a vehicle and killed its driver,” Sarfiraz said.

“We are tired of this. Government is not doing anything in this respect. The rocket shelling by Pakistan continues. We have to stand against Pakistan and respond to this,” said Juma Gul, a resident of Muhmand Dara district in Nangarhar where the rockets landed.

Cross Durand Line incursions by Pakistan started in 2011. Afghans living in areas along the de facto border have suffered the most from these rocket attacks.

Afghan government has on many occasions asked Pakistan to end the shelling however it has failed to do so.

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