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Civilian killed as Pakistan shells Goshta

Civilian killed as Pakistan shells Goshta

Mar 12, 2011 - 20:07

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): An Afghan civilian was killed on Saturday when artillery shells fired from across the border hit him in eastern Nangarhar province, a border police commander said.

Pakistani forces fired at least two shells into the Sala village of Goshta district, border police commander for the eastern zone, Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Mohammad Ayub, 30, was killed in the cross-border attack at about 8am, the second in 24 hours, he said, adding 10 artillery shells had landed in the village since Friday afternoon.

The commander said they did not retaliate, but high-ups had been informed.

Families that moved to safer places due to the shelling were being provided shelter and other facilities by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Amarkhel said.

The interior ministry says Pakistaninfo-icon has pledged to avoid a repetition of such incursions and apologised for previous incidents at a security meeting with Afghan and ISAFinfo-icon officials.



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