Four Pakistanis killed in cross-border fire

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Pakistan on Monday protested what it called "unprovoked cross-border shelling" from Afghanistan that killed four of its civilians and demanded that measures be taken to prevent similar incidents, dpa reported.

The mortar rounds fired Sunday night struck a vehicle in the Mir Naarai area of the South Waziristan tribal district, killing two children and two adults, a Pakistani official said on the condition of anonymity.

Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani conveyed "deep concern" over the "unprovoked shelling by the Afghan forces" to the Afghan ambassador in Islamabad, Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said.

"Such attacks are unhelpful and unproductive and would only vitiate the conducive environment that Pakistan is trying to create for promotion of peace and stability in the region," Jilani said.

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