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Pakistan attacks Afghan border town

Pakistan attacks Afghan border town

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Mar 01, 2011 - 13:16

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): Pakistani forces attacked Goshta district of eastern Nangarhar province, wounding an Afghan soldier and forcing hundreds of families to migrate to safer areas, an official said on Tuesday.

Pakistani troops shelled the town late on Monday night, causing panic among residents, Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel, border police commander for the eastern zone, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

A Shamshad Zone soldier was injured in the cross-border assault, the second in less than a month in the same area, according to the commander, who said that tribal elder Malik Nadir Khan's residence was damaged.

Khogakhel, Maher and Trili areas were hit by the Pakistani soldiers, Gen. Amarkhel said, adding the incident came days after Afghans lodged a strong complaint about a similar raid on February 2 at a recent tripartite meeting at the Bagram Airbase.

District chief, Said Rahman, said up to 300 families had been displaced as a result of the overnight shelling. Facing numerous problems, the affected individuals have moved to the Mamakhel neighbourhood near the district centre.

On Feb. 2, Pakistani warplanes and ground forces attacked the district, hitting two checkpoints in the Anargi area. Dozens of households were displaced due to the attacks.

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