Afghan Shelling of Pakistan Strains Relationship

Four Pakistani civilians killed by mortars


THE deaths of four Pakistani civilians by Afghan mortar shells fired from across the border has again strained tensions between the two countries and highlighted the difficulties of policing their lawless border regions.

Pakistan military officials have accused Afghan National Army troops of an unprovoked attack on Sunday evening, firing mortar rounds over the border at a civilian vehicle in the Niz Narai area.