ISLAMABAD: Oct 16, Reuter: Afghanistan said’ on Sunday its troops had killed four U.S. and Pakistani advisers helping Afghan rebels.

The state Kabul radio said two American and two Pakistani military advisers were among 35 people killed by security forces on Saturday in the Gardez area of the eastern province of Paktia.

The radio, monitored in Islamabad, described those killed as “extremists”, a term Kabul used to describe Moslem guerrillas fighting the soviet backed government.

The United States and Pakistan have denied charges by the Afghan authorities that their advisors are aiding rebels.

Afghan rebels fired three rockets into Kabul on Sunday morning, killing three people and wounding three more, the radio said. One car was destroyed.

Thirteen rockets were fired into Jalabad, capital of Nangarhar province, on Saturday killing two people, it added.

Article extracted from this publication >> October 21, 1988