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Afghan shelling injures two people in Pakistan

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Nov 8, IRNA -- Pakistani officials say that rockets fired from Afghanistan injured two persons in ountry’s North Waziristan tribal region Wednesday.

The injured were flown out from the border region to a military hospital in a military helicopter, an official said.

Residents told IRNA on phone from the region that 17 rockets were fired from the other side of the border and some landed on houses in Wacha Bibi area, near the Afghan border. The houses were also damaged in the shelling.

It was not clear as to who had fired the rockets.

Pakistan and Afghanistan routinely blame each other for cross-border shelling, which has caused tension between the two neighbours.

Islamabad says that Pakistani militants have established bases in Afghanistan border regions and carry out attacks from there.

Afghan authorities say that Pakistani forces fire rockets on Afghanistan which result into civilian casualties and displacement.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 80405333

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