Afghan government reacts to artillery barrage by Pakistani forces on Kunar Province
Reporter: Emran Khorasani
The Afghan government reacted to artillery shelling from the other side of Durand Line on the Afghan soil.
Presidential spokesperson Sediq Sediqi said, “Government of Afghanistan strongly condemns Pakistan’s recent missile shelling onto the Afghan soil.”
Sediqqi further added, “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 instability.”
The local officials in Kunar have said the Pakistani military has fired hundreds of rounds of artillery shells on various districts of the province during the recent days.
Kunar governor Abdul Satar Mirzakwal has said the shells landed in Dangam, Shaltan and Nari districts of Kunar in the past three days.
Mirzakwal further added that the shellings did not inflict casualties on local residents but the incursion has damaged the houses and properties of some residents of the province.