KABUL: Taliban authorities in the eastern zone have said that clashes broke out between Pakistani forces and Taliban on Sunday night in the Sarkano district of Kunar province, close to the Durand Line after Pakistani army fired dozens of rockets into Afghanistan.
Pakistani forces fired 21 rockets towards Afghanistan, but that no casualties were reported, Hamdullah Hamdard, the spokesman for the 1st Border Battalion of the Eastern Zone said.
He added that Taliban forces also fired several rockets back at Pakistani forces.“Clashes erupted between Taliban and Pakistani forces in Sarkano district of Kunar province. The clashes continued until 9:00 pm. The cause of the clashes was because of the attack by Pakistani forces. In response, Taliban forces also fired rockets towards them, and maybe they suffered casualties. Our forces and people did not suffer casualties,” added Hamdard.
Taliban officials said recently they are establishing 32 new check posts along the Durand Line to counter Pakistani attacks.