Kabul: Afghanistan has voiced concern
over cross-border violence which it blamed on Pakistan`s
military, it said on Monday, amid mutual recriminations over the
Afghan foreign minister Zalmai Rassoul met Pakistani
ambassador to Kabul Mohammad Sadiq three days after Pakistan
summoned the Afghan Charge d`Affaires over the same question.
Several hundred militants crossed from Afghanistan on
Thursday and targeted civilians in the Mamoond area of the
lawless border tribal district of Bajaur, killing five people,
Pakistani officials said.
But Afghan officials have denied any cross-border
attack and accused Pakistani troops of killing six people in a
rocket strike in the Shigal district of northeastern province
of Kunar on Wednesday.
Rassoul expressed the "Afghan side`s concern for the
shelling of Afghan villages by Pakistani artillery in Sarkano
district of Kunar province" while demanding "such shelling to
stop," an official statement said.
On Friday, Afghan Charge d` Affaires Majnoon Gulab was
told of the "serious concern of the government of Pakistan"
and asked to prevent such incidents from happening again,
according to a Pakistani foreign ministry statement.