Afghan Officials Criticize ISAF For Not Preventing Attacks From Pakistan

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The Afghan Ministry of Defense lashed out against the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) for failing to prevent cross border attacks from Pakistan. Defense Ministry’s spokesman, Mohammad Zahir Azimi condemned shelling coming from Pakistan, and called for the eradication of militant sanctuaries in the country. 800 artillery shells have been fired from across the border into Kunar and Laghman provinces. 80 people have so far been killed and wounded.

The ISAF has said the attacks were carried out in remote areas, and an investigation has been launched into the assaults. ISAF spokesperson, Carsten Jacobson told the news conference ISAF “is seriously monitoring Pakistani shelling and a joint Afghan-ISAF investigation team has also been appointed in this regard.” He accused Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) for supporting the militants.