DIR: Seven security officials were killed when Afghan militants attacked a checkpost in Upper Dir on Wednesday.
Express 24/7 correspondent Umar Farooq reports that Afghan militants crossed the border and targeted a checkpost in the Shiltalao area of Upper Dir. Seven security personnel were killed as a result.
The militants also destroyed two schools and blew up a main bridge to avoid retaliation from the security forces .
Farooq reports that in the ongoing battle, security forces have deployed gunship helicopters targeting the militants and that casualties may rise.