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1 Afghan killed, 3 hurt in missile firing

Jan. 1, 2013 at 11:12 AM   |   Comments

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- One Afghan civilian was killed and three others injured during a missile attack from Pakistan, local officials in Afghanistan's Kunar province said.

The official said the woman and three children were killed when at least a dozen missiles were fired Monday, Khaama Press reported Tuesday.

Local officials said least 60 people have been killed or injured in missiles attacks by Pakistan military in the last nine months.

Cross-border shelling has increased tension between the two countries, with each one accusing the other of initiating the hostilities, Khaama Press said.

The Afghan government repeatedly asked Pakistan to stop the cross-border shelling, but Pakistani officials have denied any involvement, blaming Afghanistan for violating border sovereignty.

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