Five rockets fired from Afghanistan into Pakistan ISPR, Inter-Services Public Relations Report Five rockets fired from Afghanistan into Pakistan, RAWALPINDI: Five rockets were fired from the Afghan side of the Pak-Afghan border towards the gate at Angoor Adda, South Wazirastan, on Sunday, said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Five rockets fired from Afghanistan into Pakistan ISPR
The rockets landed inside Pakistani territory near the border gate, to which Pakistani troops responded with retaliatory fire in the direction from where the rockets were fired.
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No loss of life or property was reported in the incident.
It was not clear whether the rocket attack had been carried out by militants or the Afghan security forces.
This is not the first time Pakistan has faced cross-border attacks from Afghanistan.
In October, seven Pakistani paramilitary troops were killed in a cross-border attack on a border post near Angoor Adda.
Pakistani security personnel at the post were also attacked from the Afghan side in July, when an RPG-7 rocket and a few rounds of small arms were fired on the border gate due to which two guards were injured.
The Angoor Adda border post has remained a flashpoint between the two countries.
Pakistan’s seven tribal districts near the Afghan border are rife with homegrown insurgents and are strongholds of Taliban and Al-Qaeda operatives.
Local militants have fled ongoing military offensives since 2008, taking refuge across the border and attacking Pakistani military checkpoints and civilians from there.…….More
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