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Pakistan denies 'intentionally' firing rockets into Afghanistan

Islamabad , Mon, 27 Jun 2011 ANI

Islamabad, June 27(ANI): The Pakistan Army has denied allegations that it has fired hundreds of rockets into two eastern Afghan provinces over the past three weeks.


On Sunday, Afghan President Hamid Karzai had accused Pakistan of firing 470 rockets into in areas of Kunar and Nangahar provinces over the past three weeks, which reportedly killed 36 people, including 12 children.


Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas said that no rounds had been intentionally fired into Afghanistan, Express 24/7 reports.


He said it was possible that a few rounds may have accidentally fallen into Afghanistan when security forces targeted militants carrying out cross-border attacks inside Pakistan.


Pakistan Army spokesman pointed out that there have been five major attacks on border posts in the last month by groups of up to 300 militants who crossed into Pakistan from Afghanistan.


He said that 55 paramilitary soldiers and tribal police have been killed, and 80 others injured in those attacks.


Afghan border police spokesman Edris Mohmand, who reported that 36 Afghans- including 12 children- were killed by the rockets fired into two eastern Afghan provinces, had said: "All these attacks have been from Pakistan's side and for sure they are Pakistani weapons being used against innocent Afghans."


"The border police in the eastern region have been equipped with heavy artillery but we are waiting for orders from the Interior Minister," Mohmand added.


Karzai had also indicated that Pakistani government forces were responsible for the bombardment, and added that "they should be stopped immediately."


"If they are not being carried out by Pakistan, Pakistan should make it clear who is behind the attacks," Karzai was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the presidential palace. (ANI)


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