Afghanistan demise toll in ‘Pakistan strikes’ rises to not less than 47: officers

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The demise toll from Pakistani army air strikes within the jap Afghanistan provinces of Khost and Kunar has risen to not less than 47, officers mentioned on Sunday.

“Forty-one civilians, primarily ladies and kids, had been killed and 22 others had been wounded in air strikes by Pakistani forces close to the Durand line in Khost province,” Shabir Ahmad Osmani, director of knowledge and tradition in Khost instructed AFP concerning the strikes that happened on Saturday.

Two different officers confirmed the demise toll in Khost, whereas an Afghan official mentioned on Saturday six folks had been killed in Kunar province.

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The Pakistani army has to date not provided any touch upon the strikes, however on Sunday the overseas ministry in Islamabad urged the Taliban authorities in Kabul to take “stern actions” in opposition to militants launching assaults in opposition to Pakistan from Afghan soil.

Border tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan have risen for the reason that Taliban seized energy final 12 months, with Islamabad claiming militant teams are finishing up common assaults from Afghan soil.

The Taliban deny harbouring Pakistani militants, however are additionally infuriated by a fence Islamabad is erecting alongside their 2 700-kilometre border.

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