Militants attack checkpost in Upper Dir, 7 security personnel killed

Published: June 1, 2011
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Afghan militants targeted a checkpost in the Shiltalao area of Upper Dir, seven security personnel were killed as a result. PHOTO: FILE

Afghan militants targeted a checkpost in the Shiltalao area of Upper Dir, seven security personnel were killed as a result. PHOTO: FILE

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.

 

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  • moiz ahmed
    Jun 1, 2011 - 12:54PM

    we have to keep fighting the religious terrorists who want to take over our country.We can’t allow this country to be taken over by religious barbarians who’ll make us live in the savage & barbaric laws & policies like in saudi arabia & Iran.Recommend

  • Somebody
    Jun 1, 2011 - 5:00PM

    Chase them into Afghanistan and blow them to smitherines. Maybe they’ll think next time before doing something stupid like this. Recommend

  • Bambayya
    Jun 2, 2011 - 12:08AM

    @Somebody:
    those days are gone buddyyy …i hope u wont feel stupid after a year that u thoght of the stargetic depth in Afghanistan…. they hate you to the core now…Recommend

  • Somebody
    Jun 2, 2011 - 4:46AM

    @Bambayya

    Those days are gone? How? We are more than capable of giving hot pursuit to these insurgents harbored in Afghanistan. And I think more Afghans are neutral/favorable to us than those that hate us, especially given the fact that we’ve given them refuge for the past two decades. Recommend

  • Khurram Ali
    Jun 2, 2011 - 1:34PM

    Pakistan Govt must respond quickly on this cross border infentration. It is the responsibility of US Forces, NATO and Afgan Army to stop militants to cross border. Western media always bark that terrorists attack from Pakistan in Afghanistan. Where is Pakistani Media now? Do they have no responsibilty to raise voice of this infentration in Pakistan. Stop talibans and militants of your side to enter our side or let us chase our enemies in Afghanistan because you have been failed in fulfilling your responsibility to secure border.Recommend

  • ali rehaman
    Jun 2, 2011 - 9:58PM

    why pakistan army responding late?
    why pakistan army reach after two days ?
    why pakistan army collect the dead bodies after two days?
    why pakistan army shilling on the local people which is rise for killing the terrorist ?
    why pakistan army not taking action after 2 days ?
    * ATTENTION *
    which we are hearing on the television news that are 100% telling lie.after two days the news say that pakistan army is there here is no pakistani army and the terrorist are still there in the NATO uniform . today we have received the dead bodies which we have got from the civil militant ( lashkar)Recommend

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