Afghan militants attack Pakistani check posts near border

Published: September 26, 2016

PESHAWAR: Militants from Afghanistan fired on Pakistani check posts in Mohmand and Bajaur agencies near the Pak-Afghan border, military’s Frontier Corps (FC) said on Monday.

“Terrorists from Afghan side carried out extensive and heavy firing on different posts of security forces in Mohmand and Bajaur agencies,” FC spokesperson told The Express Tribune.

“In Tehsil Bazai of Mohmand Agency, terrorists fired on Salala top with heavy weapons… Terrorists also carried out heavy firing on Wolai top Post, Bazai, Mohmand agency… In Tehsil Loi Mamund, Bajaur Ageny, terrorists carried out heavy sniper firing on Saleem-II post.”

Torkham comes under heavy Afghan shelling

According to the paramilitary force, Pakistani troops befittingly responded to the heavy shelling, forcing the enemy guns to go silent.

This is not the first time Pakistani border security officials came under fire from the Afghan side. In June this year, heavy armed clashes had broken out at the Torkham border after Afghan security forces resorted to unprovoked firing injuring two people. Pakistani workers were building a gate on the Pakistani side of the Torkham border when they came under fire from the Afghan side.


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