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PAN, June 20, 2011

6 Afghans dead in new cross border attack in Kunar

Six people, including women and children, were killed when one of the shells hit a house

By Khan Wali Salarzai

Eight children were killed in Kunar on 18 June 2011 when missiles from Pakistan were fired
PAN, Jun. 18, 2011: Four children in the eastern province of Kunar were killed by missiles fired from Pakistan, officials said on Saturday. One such incident three days earlier had killed four other children in the Shigal district, which also borders Pakistan, he said.

Six civilians have been killed in a new cross-border attack by Pakistani forces on a village in eastern Kunar province, the governor said on Monday.

A number of rocket and mortar shells fired from Pakistan struck civilian homes in the Saw village of Nari district on Sunday night, Syed Fazlullah Wahidi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Six people, including women and children, were killed when one of the shells hit a house, he said. A number of residences were also damaged in the shelling.

Wahidi strongly condemned the cross-border attack and called for an immediate end to similar attacks.

The governor said that some of shells had weighed 80 kilograms.

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