Military strike kills several dozens of people in Afghanistan

By Our Staff Reporter

Islamabad: In one of the major airstrikes conducted by Pakistan’s military as above two dozen people including terrorists have perished, several others were injured, according to International media.

According to Doha-based Aljazeera, the death toll from Pakistan’s military air raids on targets in the eastern Afghanistan provinces of Khost and Kunar on Saturday has risen to at least 47. As per Aljazeera Afghanistan’s largest news channel, TOLO News, showed images of children’s bodies it said were killed in the air attack.

The same channel showed protests by hundreds of residents in Khost condemning Pakistan and shouting anti-Pakistan slogans.
The Pakistani military has not commented on the attacks, but on Sunday the foreign ministry in Islamabad urged the Taliban authorities in Kabul to take “stern actions” against armed fighters launching attacks against Pakistan from Afghan soil.

“Terrorists are using Afghan soil with impunity to carry out activities inside Pakistan,” the statement, which was unusually harsh in its language, said.

Border tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan have risen since the Taliban seized power last year, with Islamabad claiming armed groups are carrying out regular attacks from Afghan soil.

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