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Mortars from across the border kill five in NWA

MIRANSHAH – Five civilians were killed and six wounded when mortar shells fired from Afghanistan hit a border village in the Tribal Areas, military officials said on Friday.
“Five mortar shells fired from the Afghan side landed in Teti Madakhel village,” in the Mir Ali district of North Waziristan late on Thursday, a military official said. He said the mortars hit houses located just three kilometres from the border. “As a result, five civilians – three women and two men – were killed and six were injured,” he said. The injured were confirmed by a doctor at the nearby state-run hospital in Mir Ali. Intelligence officials in the region’s main town Miranshah confirmed the mortar attack and said it came from the neighbouring Afghan province of Khost. “We have checked with all of our units and there was no mortar fire,” the alliance force said in a statement.

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