KHAR: A girl was injured when a mortar shell fired from Afghan side landed at a house in Bajaur tribal district on Tuesday.

Local sources said the mortar fired from Kunar province of Afghanistan landed at the house of a local person, Latifullah, in Kaga village in Mamond tehsil due to which a 22-year-old girl was injured. The house was also partially damaged and cattle were also killed.

The local people immediately started rescue activity and shifted the injured girl to hospital.

The Pakistan Army troops stationed in the area retaliated and targeted the suspected positions of terrorists operating from the other side of the border.

The people of Mamond tribe strongly condemned the mortar attack and termed it a cowardly act. They said the Afghan government must stop the use of its land for terrorist activities in Pakistan. They said innocent people become target of such attacks. They said the failure of the Afghan government to stop such attack is unfortunate and disappointing.

Bajaur is in the grip of violent incidents recently.

On July 01, one person lost his life in a bomb blast in Mamond tehsil. Police said a bomb planted near the shop of a citizen, Muhammad Tahir, went off due to which the 60-year-old watchman, Kawal Khan, lost his life.

On June 28, three persons were injured in Charmang tehsil of Bajaur in firing from Afghan side.

The local administration said three persons were busy in labour in Hilalkhel area near the border when they came under gun attack from across the border.

May 27, one person was killed and a girl was injured after a mortar shell fired from Afghan side landed in Salarzai tehsil of Bajaur.

The mortar shell was fired from Kunar province of Afghanistan which landed in a populated area in Gardao village, situated near the border. Police said a mortar shell landed on a house which killed a local person, Bakhtullah, while an eight-year-old girl, Rashida Bibi, was injured. Several cattle were also killed in the blast of mortar shell.

On May 22, one person died, while his brother was injured in a blast in Bajaur.