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.
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@observer: They are well fed by your side of the game.
@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.
Good and bad have a very fine line here. If the target of the firing changes, the adjectives too change accordingly.
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.????
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.
"Taliban claimed responsibility", Good Taliban or Bad Taliban?