MIRANSHAH: Mortar shells from Afghanistan on Tuesday killed four Pakistani soldiers, the latest cross-border escalation as Afghan President Hamid Karzai hosted his Pakistani counterpart in Kabul.
Pakistani officials said two other soldiers were wounded in the attack in South Waziristan, part of the lawless tribal district on Pakistan's border with Afghanistan that Washington has called the global headquarters of Al-Qaeda.
Afghan security officials in the area were not reachable and the defence ministry in Kabul told AFP it could neither confirm nor deny the reports.
"Four soldiers were killed and two others were wounded in this cross-border attack," a security official in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar told AFP, saying that the shelling continued for around two hours.
"More than 20 mortar shells were fired from across the border. Three shells slammed into a paramili
Tags: Afghanistan, ANA, ANP, Pakistan, Army, Police, Frontier, Corps, Mortar
Location: Miran shah, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan (load item map)
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