NATO admits firing artillery rounds at Taliban inside Pak territory

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Kabul, Nov 19 : The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan has reportedly admitted that NATO troops in eastern Afghanistan fired 20 artillery rounds at Taliban inside Pakistan after co-ordinating with Islamabad.

In a statement issued last evening, the ISAF said that it fired the artillery rounds on Sunday after Taliban attacked its troops in Afghanistan's Paktika province with rockets from across the border.

"The artillery fire caused a secondary explosion at the rocket launch site, which indicates additional munitions in the location," the Daily Times quoted the statement as saying.

In a separate statement, the Pakistan Army said that NATO troops "engaged the fleeing militants on the Afghan side of the border and informed a Pakistani post on the Pak-Afghan border".

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