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Pakistan Accuses Afghans of Killing Civilians

Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 05:30 AM


ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has accused Afghan forces of cross-border shelling that has killed at least four Pakistani civilians.

The Pakistani Foreign Ministry says Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani condemned the attack Monday in a conversation with the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, Mohammad Umar Daudzai. The ministry said the attack killed four civilians.

Pakistani intelligence officials and a local resident say the attack occurred Sunday evening in the border village of Neiznarai, in the South Waziristan tribal area.

They say mortar rounds landed outside a home, killing five people, including four men and a child. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

Local resident Habib Wazir confirmed the five deaths.

There was no immediate response from the Afghan government.

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