(CNN) — Eight people were killed in eastern Afghanistan by rockets fired from Pakistan, an official from the Afghan province of Kunar told CNN on Sunday.
The attack happened Friday night, a day after Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf visited Afghanistan, said Wasifullah Wasifi, a spokesman for the governor of the province.
At least 22 other villagers were injured in the Dangam district, Wasifi said. Women and children were among the dead.
Afghan officials said they believe more than 300 rockets were fired by the Pakistan army stationed near the border, he said. The Pakistani military shelled Afghanistan several times in the past four months. There are militant strongholds on both sides of the border.