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Afghanistan death toll in ‘Pakistan strikes’ rises to 47

Taliban members (foreground) of the Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice keep watch, near the Ahmad Shah Massoud square in Kabul on April 12, 2022. (Photo: AFP)
KABUL — The death toll from Pakistani military air strikes in the eastern Afghanistan provinces of Khost and Kunar has risen to at least 47, officials said on Sunday.اضافة اعلان

Two other officials confirmed the death toll in Khost, while an Afghan official said on Saturday six people were killed in Kunar province.

The Pakistani military has so far not offered any comment on the strikes, but on Sunday the foreign ministry in Islamabad urged the Taliban authorities in Kabul to take “stern actions” against militants launching attacks against Pakistan from Afghan soil.

Border tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan have risen since the Taliban seized power last year, with Islamabad claiming militant groups are carrying out regular attacks from Afghan soil.

The Taliban deny harboring Pakistani militants, but are also infuriated by a fence Islamabad is erecting along their 2,700km border.

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