Sunday, 06 March 2011
Pakistan has apologised over its rocket attacks striking a district in eastern Nangarhar province in the past 20 days, a senior official in Afghan ministry of interior said Sunday.
At a press conference Interior Ministry Spokesman Zemarai Bashari called on Pakistan to stop such attacks targeting Afghan soil.
In the past twenty days, Goshta district in eastern Nangarhar province came under rocket attacks for six times.
Mr Bashari declined to provide details on casualties and damages left by the attacks.
“During the trilateral talks between Afghanistan, Pakistan and Isaf, the Pakistani side expressed apologies and said the missiles were fired mistakenly. We hope this is never repeated again,” Mr Zemarai said.
But a senior official in eastern Afghanistan said the attacks have forced more than 580 families to evacuate their houses.
Afghan forces have taken a different approach in the fight against insurgents that has helped to decrease civilian deaths by 61 percent in the past one week, Mr Bashari said.
He said in the past one week five drug laboratories have been destroyed and some drug caches have also been seized by security forces.