PESHAWAR: Two senior Afghan militant commanders were killed during clashes with security forces in Upper Dir, officials said on Thursday.
The two commanders, who were identified as Abu Musa and Omar Tariq, were killed during clashes when more than 100 militants from Afghanistan attacked the village of Kharaa in Nusrat Darra area of Upper Dir on Wednesday.
The body of Abu Musa was recovered and shifted to FC headquarters.
The attack took place early Wednesday morning with at least a hundred militants moving in from Afghanistan, said an official from Peshawar.
At least twelve militants were killed, while three were apprehended in the operation against the Afghan militants in the Upper Dir area.
FO expresses concern
Pakistan has expressed concern over Afghan-based militants launching cross-border raids into Pakistan.
Spokesperson for the Foreign Office Tehmina Janjua says ISAF has been asked to convene immediate meetings between regional commanders to diffuse the situation created by militants.
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