Cross-border shelling kills two in North Waziristan

Published September 24, 2013
— File photo
— File photo

PESHAWAR: At least two people were killed Tuesday when mortar shells fired from Afghanistan fell into the Ghulam Khan Tehsil region of North Waziristan tribal agency.

Sources told DawnNews that a total of six mortal shells were fired from Afghanistan and fell into the Bangi Dar area near the Afghan border. One of the mortar shells fell on a house in Bangi Dar and, according to preliminary reports, two people were killed and another was injured in the attack.

The injured person was shifted to a local hospital whereas residents of the area were summoned to help retrieve the dead bodies from the rubble of the house.

North Waziristan is of one of Pakistan's tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan. Pakistan and Afghanistan regularly trade allegations of cross-border shelling from both sides of the border.

The most recent incident came two days earlier when a mortar shell fired from Afghanistan landed in a residential area of North Waziristan, killing a civilian and injuring another.

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