Afghan, NATO forces fire rockets into Pakistan
Afghan and Nato-led troops fired rockets into Pakistan's northwest tribal region of North Waziristan on Friday, causing no injuries, local TV channel reported.
Residents were quoted as saying that around 18 mortar shells landed near a Pakistani checkpost at Ghulam Khan border area, adding Pakistani force returned fire, Xinhua reported.
The incident took place a day after Pakistani, Afghan and Nato military officials met in the Pakistani northwestern city of Peshawar to discuss preventing repeat of cross border firing.
The Afghan president's office said in Kabul that Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani had agreed in telephone conversation with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the establishment of a joint military commission to address problems emerged on the Afghan and Pakistani border.
Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson blamed militants for the current cross border attacks, saying there is a common concern on this issue.
Pakistan said that 55 security personnel were killed and over 80 others injured in five cross border attacks in Dir district, Bajaur and Mohmand tribal regions in a month time. Afghanistan claimed that hundreds of rockets and artillery rounds were fired into eastern Kunar and Nangrahar provinces from Pakistani territory, killing 40 people and injuring 50 others.
"The situation is being created by militants causing loss of human life and damage to property in Pakistan as well as in border regions of Afghanistan," the Foreign Office spokesperson Tehmina Janjua told weekly press briefing.