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Pakistan firing missiles into Afghanistan: Karzai

Afghan President Hamid Karzai
Afghan President Hamid Karzai. — Photo by Reuters

KABUL: Afghan President Hamid Karzai accuses Pakistan of firing 470 rockets into two of its eastern border provinces in a three-week barrage.

Afghan security forces said Sunday that 36 people have died in the barrages, which hit civilians in areas where Nato forces have withdrawn.

After the civilians fled, Pakistani Taliban came in and occupied the cleared areas, Afghan border officials said.

Afghan security officials say joint Nato and Afghan border units have fired back into Pakistan. Nato and Pakistan military officials, however, have denied any knowledge of border skirmishes.

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