Khost, June 23: Pakistan fired rockets into Afghanistan killing four civilians near the eastern town of Khost, Afghan officials have claimed.
A woman and three children were killed, when rockets fired from about 300 yards landed in a residential area close to a large Nato base on Saturday, provincial governor Arsala Jamal said yesterday.
Aziz Khan, a resident of the village where the rockets landed, said that he was praying in the mosque at late evening when the explosions occurred. After rushing outside, he found that one rocket had hit his house, the Dawn reported.
Three of his children had died and his wife and two sons were wounded. Four kids of his brother and his wife were also wounded, Khan added.
Around the same time on Saturday evening, a rocket fired from Pakistan landed at a hospital in the Kunar province, killing a man and wounding another man and a woman, the governor added.
Pakistani military spokesman Major-General Athar Abbas has denied the allegation saying that the fire could have been from the militants' side.
Pakistani forces had fired at the militants on the frontier in the North Waziristan region, he added.