Cross-border attack: Six security men killed in Upper Dir ambush

Published: June 25, 2012

Crossfire at check posts near Pak-Afghan border also leaves 11 intruders dead. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

UPPER DIR: At least six security personnel were killed and five went missing when militants attacked two security check-posts near the Pak-Afghan border in Barawal, Upper Dir district on Sunday, officials said.

Eleven militants were also killed as forces returned fire.

An official of the security forces said that dozens of militants attacked the check-posts of Sunai Darra and Gulunu Sar around 6 pm from across the border killing six security personnel while around five of them have still not been located.

“A patrolling party of the security forces came under attack from across the border,” said the official from Upper Dir.

“Reportedly some of the men went out of communication during the encounter,” he explained.

The fate of the missing security officials was still unclear till the filing of this report.

A spokesperson for the Malakand chapter of the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Speaking to media from an undisclosed location, the militant organisation cited a higher number of casualties.

Published in The Express Tribune, 25th, 2012.

Reader Comments (6)

  • AM
    Jun 25, 2012 - 9:38AM

    “Taliban claimed responsibility”, Good Taliban or Bad Taliban?

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  • Naveed Alam Khattak
    Jun 25, 2012 - 10:45AM

    They are traitors and real enemy of Pakistan. Army should increase the intelligence and small groups of commandos should be constituted for their search in these areas and across the border in afghanistan. Patrolling in this manner is very risky and they should be immediately stopped. They are very soft targets for these militants.

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  • A J Khan
    Jun 25, 2012 - 11:16AM

    Salala Policy continues.
    Attack is coming from across the Afghan side of border where the area strongly held by the best equipped, best trained troops.
    Is it incompetence or complicity.????

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  • Assad
    Jun 25, 2012 - 12:59PM

    Good and bad have a very fine line here. If the target of the firing changes, the adjectives too change accordingly.

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  • observer
    Jun 26, 2012 - 8:21AM

    @A J Khan

    Is it incompetence or complicity.????

    Neither. It is chickens coming home to roost.
    Chickens are getting bold as NATO weakens.
    Be ready for more chickens as NATO pulls out.
    The “victory” over NATO is all yours.
    CONGRATULATIONS.

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  • A J Khan
    Jun 26, 2012 - 1:23PM

    @observer:
    They are well fed by your side of the game.

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