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Jul 9, 2011

18 Mortar Attacks Aimed to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - Approximately 18 mortars were fired from Afghanistan into Pakistani territory and landed precisely in the North Waziristan tribal area that is.

Pakistani security forces retaliated by firing 29 mortars into Afghan territory. No injured or killed in a shooting incident this mortar. Such as Kuna reported on Saturday (07/09/2011).

Rocket fire had also occurred between the two countries. Pakistan was initially accused of launching a rocket into the Afghan border.

Rocket attacks from the Pakistani was also led to the deaths of Afghan civilians living in villages around the border region.

Nevertheless, Afghanistan said it would not retaliate because they are worried Pakistan will attack killing Pakistanis. But the Afghans are still urging the government to hold a counter attack or even sever ties with Pakistan.

Afghanistan and Pakistan relations were increasingly strained after the advent of rocket attacks from Pakistan into Afghanistan territory.

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