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Kunar elders to hold talks with govt, Pakistan on cross border attacks

Kunar elders to hold talks with govt, Pakistan on cross border attacks

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Oct 12, 2011 - 18:16

ASADABAD (PANinfo-icon): Tribal elders hailing from eight districts on the Pakistani border in eastern Kunar province on Wednesday nominated two delegations for direct talks with the Afghan government and Pakistani army officials about the cross border attacks.

Elders from Khas Kunar, Watapur, Sarkani, Dangam, Marwara, Shaigal, Asmar, Ghazi Abad and Narri districts attended the meeting.

Col. Shah Mehmud Qazikhel, a tribal elder, said one of the delegations would talk to Pakistani army officials about the attacks while the second delegation would meet President Karzai to demand the return of arms taken from people.

Governor Syed Fazalullah Wahidi has said in the latest cross border attack from Pakistaninfo-icon, seven rockets were into Dangam district, causing financial losses to people.

"If the talks fail, Afghan forces will target places used by Pakistan forces for attacks into Afghanistaninfo-icon," he warned.

A number of shells and rockets had been fired from Pakistan into eastern Afghan provinces over the last few months. A number of people have been killed, wounded and displaced due to the shelling.

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