Shells fired from Afghan province into Kurram Agency


Three mortar shells fired from Afghanistan’s Paktika province landed in Pakistan’s Kurram agency early Monday morning.

This has been the second such occurrence this year. Previous shelling was reported in May when miscreants hitting Kurram Agency headquarter’s hospital and power transmission lines created panic among residents. There was no loss of life or property reported in today’s event from the tribal agency, which borders Afghanistan

Kurram is one of the most sensitive tribal areas as it borders three Afghan provinces and at one point was one of the key routes for militant movement across the border.

The military claimed to have cleared of insurgents during an operation some years ago, though militant led sectarian attacks are still an occasional occurrence.

The tribal agency is adjacent to North Waziristan region where the operation Zarb-e-Azab is in progress.