Pakistan army shelling Afghan border areas-officials

September 25, 2011 12:58

ASADABAD, Afghanistan - Pakistan's military has fired hundreds of mortars and rockets into border provinces in neighboring Afghanistan, killing at least one civilian, destroying homes and forcing scores of villagers to flee, Afghan officials said on Sunday.

About 500 rockets and shells have been fired since Wednesday into eastern Kunar from a base in Pakistan territory, destroying six homes, two mosques and displacing more than 100 people in the province's Dangam district, provincial governor Fazlullah Wahidi.

"I strongly condemn this senseless act by the Pakistan army and it must immediately be stopped," Wahidi told Reuters.

He said at least 30 shells had landed in neighboring Nuristan province.

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