The Afghan government has slammed Pakistan for recent rocket attacks on the eastern parts of Afghanistan, calling it a violation of international principles.
Local officials have confirmed that Pakistan has fired almost 200 rockets on eastern provinces of Afghanistan which are located along the Durand Line.
At least one person was wounded in the rocket shelling, local officials said, adding that three houses were destroyed.
“Government of Afghanistan strongly condemns Pakistan’s recent missile shelling on the Afghan soil,” President Ghani’s spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said in a statement.
“We believe this act runs counter to all international principles and is an indication of Pakistan’s lack of commitment towards Afghan, and regional peace and stability,” he said.
Back in February, the Afghan government sent a letter to the United Nations to protest Pakistan’s rocket shelling on Afghan soil.
According to the letter, the cross-Durand Line violations date back to 2012 but have increased in frequency since 2017.
The letter reads that during the 2012 to 2017 period, 28,849 artillery shells were fired into Afghanistan by Pakistan resulting in the death of at least 82 people and injuring 187 others.
According to the letter, since 1st January 2018, the number of violations by Pakistan in Afghanistan stands at 161 which include firing 6,025 artillery shells into Afghan territory.