Shelling from Pakistan kills 4 children in Afghan

January 28, 2014 - 10:57:15 am

KABUL: At least four children were killed following cross-border shelling from Pakistani soil in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan, according to local authorities. 

A spokesman for the 201 Silab Military Corps for eastern Afghanistan, Haroon Yousufi, confirming the report, said the children were killed after a rocket fired from Pakistan's soil hit a residential house in Marwa district.

A service member of the Afghan border protection police forces was also killed following the cros-border incursion, Afghan Khaama Press quoted Yousufi as saying.

He said it is not clear if the rockets were fired by militants or Pakistani military.

According to Yousufi, at least three others were also injured in the shelling.

Kunar is among the volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where Taliban militants both from Afghanistan and Pakistan are actively operating in its various districts. (QNA)