Security and Crime
Pakistan fires volley of missiles into KunarBy Khan Wali Salarzai Jun 18, 2012 - 18:55
ASADABAD (PAN): Pakistani forces fired a volley of missiles into the Narai district of eastern Kunar province, killing 40 household animals, an official claimed on Monday.
At least 60 missiles were slammed into the district late on Sunday night, fuelling security concerns among residents, the governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Wasifullah Wasifi said there had been no cross-border attacks on Dangam and Khas Kunar districts over the past three days.
Narai resident Ghulam Nabi said the Pakistani missile strikes that began on 10pm lasted three hours, rocking the area. The attacks caused no casualties but inflicted financial losses on locals.
“We want the government to ensure an end to the cross-border attacks, which have worried residents. In recent weeks, Pakistani forces have been shelling frontier areas in the province.”
A house and a car were damaged by rockets fired into Dangam, Kunar Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi said on June 7. A forest in the Khas Kunar district caught as a result of the assault.
On June 10, an education department official said that some schools in the Dangam district of the province had been closed due to missile attacks from Pakistan.
Over the past month, three schools in Zor Bariwal, Shinkai and Sur Kamar border areas of the district had been shut, affecting about a thousand students, said the education director.
Syed Jamaluddin Hasani said they had directed local education officials to provide facilities to the people displaced as a result of the cross-border assaults.