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PAN, August 1, 2014

4 girls injured in Pakistani shelling into Kunar

One of the rockets hit the house of Sher Gul, injuring his four children, all girls of ages from five months to 15 years

By Khan Wali Salarzai

emonstration by members and supporters of the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan condemning the rocket and air attacks of Pakistani Army on Kunar's border that has killed innocent civilians
June 6, 2014 - Kunar: Demonstration by members and supporters of the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan condemning the rocket and air attacks of Pakistani Army on Kunar's border that has killed innocent civilians. The 800 protesters mainly carried slogans against the Pakistan government and labelled this the latest plot of the US against Afghanistan. (Photo: Hambastagi.org)

Four children of a family were injured after Pakistani forces fired dozens of rockets landing in three districts of eastern Kunar province, security officials said on Friday.

Police chief Birg. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News that about 63 rockets were fired from across the Durand Line since Thursday evening until Friday morning.

Of the long-range rockets, 45 hit Loya Goriga, Wora Goriga, Tabela, Khar and Seyan areas of Dangam district, 15 landed in Sarkano district and the remaining three in Batash area of Nari district.

One of the rockets hit the house of Sher Gul, injuring his four children, all girls of ages from five months to 15 years. Their house was completely destroyed in the attack, the police chief said.

He said a large number of families had fled their homes as a result of the ongoing shelling from Pakistan. Residents had suffered heavy financial losses as well, he continued, urging the central government to prevent the Pakistani aggression.

It was for a second day in a row that Pakistani forces fired rockets. A day earlier, 124 rockets fired from Pakistan hit villages in Dangam, Nari and Shegal districts, inflicting financial losses on residents.

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