Afghan rockets kill four soldiers

LADDAH, July 19: Four soldiers were killed when rockets fired from Afghanistan hit a security post in South Waziristan on Tuesday. Two other soldiers were injured.

Officials said several rockets and mortar shells were fired from across the border. One rocket hit the post near Angoor Adda bazaar.

Subaidar Shafiq, Lance Naik Shundi Gul and soldiers Irfan and Mohammad Ali were killed in the pre-dawn attack.

Local people said that more than a dozen rockets and mortar shells had landed in Angoor Adda, adjacent to the Afghan border.

AFP adds: A security official in Peshawar said the shelling continued for around two hours and “more than 20 mortar shells were fired from across the border. Three shells slammed into a Frontier Corps checkpost in Angoor Adda”.

Another security official in Wana, the main town in South Waziristan, confirmed the incident and casualties. Both officials blamed the Afghan army for the attack.

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