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Indiscriminate shelling by Pakistan in Kandahar kills 9 civilians, injures 50; Afghan forces plan retaliation – Times Now

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Visuals of Kandahar during the shelling. | TOLO News&  | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspTwitter

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  • There are several instances to prove that Pakistani military forces have resorted to artillery attacks and shelling on the eastern and southern parts of Afghanistan for years
  • The Pakistani establishment has continued denied these attacks, just the same way they deny perpetrating terrorism and violence in Jammu and Kashmir in India

Kandahar: Pakistan’s nefarious methods to destabilise peace in its neighbouring countries continues at an unprecedented level as the country once again engaged its military might in bordering areas of Afghanistan, killing several civilians and injuring scores others.

The Afghan Defense Ministry said in a statement that at least nine civilians were killed and 50 others were injured in artillery attacks by Pakistani forces on “residential areas” in Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province on Thursday.

“The Afghan Army Chief of Staff General Yasin Zia directed all Army corps, including Atal 205, Selab 201 and Thunder 203 to get ready for similar actions against Pakistani forces and to equip Afghan troops who are stationed along the Durand Line,” the statement said, according to TOLO News.

The Afghan Air Force and the country’s Special Forces have been commanded to stay alert for similar actions against Pakistani forces.

While there are several instances to prove that Pakistani military forces have resorted to artillery attacks and shelling on the eastern and southern parts of Afghanistan for years, the Pakistani establishment has continued denied these attacks, just the same way they deny perpetrating terrorism and violence in Jammu and Kashmir in India.

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A suicide bombing in Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province on Thursday left at least 9 people dead and 40 wounded. The attack took place in the provincial capital of Pul-e-Alam and was targeted at a police checkpoint.

Afghanistan Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian initially said that civilians consisted of most of the victims but later clarified that six of them were policemen. However, many of those wounded were civilians.

Police spokesman Shahpoor Ahmadzai said civilian casualties were mainly in the cars that had halted at the checkpoint for security checks.

Witnesses claimed there were several children among those injured.

The Taliban denied responsibility for the attack that took place on the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival and a three-day ceasefire declared by the terrorist organisation.

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