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Afghanistan: Kabul threatens to report Pakistan to UN over alleged shelling

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 2 July 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Afghanistan: Kabul threatens to report Pakistan to UN over alleged shelling, 2 July 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4ff6aa5f28.html [accessed 23 July 2014]
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July 02, 2012

Afghanistan has threatened to report Pakistan to the United Nations Security Council for allegedly shelling Afghan villages along the border between the two countries.

The Afghan Foreign Ministry said Kabul would take the matter to the Security Council if ongoing negotiations with Islamabad failed to end the attacks.

The ministry said President Hamid Karzai would raise the matter during Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf's upcoming visit to Afghanistan.

The Afghan national security directorate claims it has enough evidence to prove that Pakistani troops were involved in the shelling of villages in the country's eastern province of Kunar, a hotbed of Taliban militants.

Local Afghan authorities have complained for weeks of being bombarded from across the border. They say thousands of villagers have fled their homes as a result of the shelling.

Based on reporting by AFP and RFE/RL's Afghan Service

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