Pakistan

PARACHINAR – Four missiles were fired from Afghanistan towards Pakistan’s Kurram Agency on Sunday, media reports said.


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The missiles were fired on upper Kurram Agency from Afghanistan’s Paktia province, the political administration confirmed. However, no casualties were reported in the missile attack.

One of the four missiles hit a shop in Shankak area of Kurram Agency whereas the second landed near a mosque. The shop was completely destroyed in the missile attack. The other two missiles landed in a graveyard located in Kharpalan area of near Kachkeena.

At least 24 people were killed and 90 others injured in a bomb blast in the Shia-dominant city of Parachinar.

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), a faction of the umbrella Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed the attack in a message sent to AFP.

Kurram Agency’s Afghan border has remained closed since February 16 over fear of terrorist activities.

In February, Pakistan army destroyed four militant hideouts across the Afghan border.

Pakistan forces attacked the alleged training camp of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar – an offshoot of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan – located near the Pak-Afghan border and reportedly destroyed the compound and four other hideouts of suspected terrorists.

Army targeted Jamaat-ul-Ahrar sanctuaries across the border of Khyber and Mohmand tribal agencies, including the training camp of JuA’s commander Adil Bacha.