ISLAMABAD, Nov 17: The Pakistan military helped the western forces based in Afghanistan attack a position in Pakistan used by militants after an Isaf post was hit by two rockets fired allegedly by militants from inside Pakistan.

According to a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force, militants pounded an Isaf base in Paktika on Sunday, leading to the coordinated artillery strike into Pakistan.

Following the second attack, Isaf soldiers were able to identify the origin of the enemy rocket launches. The Isaf then got into touch with the Pakistan military and fired a barrage of 20 artillery rounds on the suspected target, the spokesman said.

The artillery fire caused a secondary explosion at the rocket launch site “indicating that there were additional munitions in the location”, the Isaf said.

The Isaf and Pakistani soldiers observed the shelling, the spokesman added..

After the incident, Pakistan assured Isaf that it would try to “engage militants attempting to flee deeper into Pakistan”. The Isaf suffered no casualties.

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