Pakistani troops have resumed their shelling into Afghanistan and 145 missiles have hit eastern Kunar province in the past two days, local officials said.
“So far there have been no reports of casualties,” said Juma Gul, Provinccial Police Chief of Kunar. He confirmed said on Tuesday that the missiles landed in Sarkano and Khas districts of the province, causing some structural damage.
There are reports that the Pakistani military forces have fired more than 500 rockets on Afghanistan’s border regions over the past two weeks. The attacks have left more than 500 families homeless, especially in eastern Nangarhar province.
Last week Pakistan announced that it was closing its borders with Afghanistan amid terrorist threats of attacks from Afghanistan. Later Pakistan also launched missile attacks on the borders provinces in eastern Afghanistan.
According to reports, Pakistan’s fresh border policy has caused major problems for the people living on both sides of the borders. There is speculation that some of the people living in the border areas are trying to remain in touch using illegal routes.
Pakistan’s rocket shelling of Afghanistan’s eastern region follows a recent suicide bombing in a Sufi shrine in Pakistan’s Sindh province which killed 75 of people and wounded hundreds of others.
source: Tolo News