UPPER DIR: At least six security personnel were killed and five went missing when militants attacked security check-posts near Pak-Afghan border in Barawal, Upper Dir district on Sunday, officials said.
11 militants were also killed in retaliation.
Talking to The Express Tribune, a security forces official 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 five had gone missing.
“A patrolling party of the security forces came under attack from across the border,” adding, “reportedly some of the men have gone out of communication during the encounter,” he explained.
The fate of the missing personnel was unclear, till the filing of this report.
Speaking to the media from an undisclosed location, a spokesperson for the Taliban in Malakand claimed responsibility for the attack.
Earlier on Friday, at least one security personnel was killed and two injured when militants attacked a check post in Bin Darra area near the Pak-Afghan border in district Upper Dir on Friday.
Officials claimed that more than five militants were killed in retaliation when militants from across the border fired at the Karakar check post.
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had also claimed that they had kidnapped some security personnel whose video would soon be released.