High-Level Meeting: CM, commander discuss cross-border attacks

260 militants and 40 security personnel have been killed in cross-border attacks so far.


News Desk September 12, 2012



Peshawar Corps Commander Lt Gen. Khalid Rabbani held a meeting with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister (CM) Amir Haider Khan Hoti on Wednesday. 


They discussed the security situation in the province and cross-border incursions by militants from Afghanistan into Chitral and Dir.

In an official briefing recently, security forces said that 17 cross-border attacks by militants had been repulsed. Two-hundred-and-sixty militants 40 security personnel had been killed in such attacks.

A statement by the ISPR said that Afghan authorities had requested the border coordination centre Nawa Pas, in Bajaur Agency, to move two ill border police personnel, Pardais Khan and Wali Rahman. They had been deployed at Khaga Pass across the border and had fallen sick. Both men were airlifted to Combined Military Hospital, Peshawar. The men are in stable condition.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 13th, 2012.

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