UPPER DIR: Between 70 to 80 suspected Afghan militants have attacked the Pakistani military’s checkpost in Upper Dir district near Pak-Afghan border on Tuesday night, TheNewsTribe.com reported.
Pakistan’s foreign office (FO) official statement said that seven attackers were killed and nine injured as the assault was successfully repulsed by the military.
According to the Pak FO statement “Between 70-80 terrorists were involved in the cross-border attack on Pakistan military post in Upper Dir (between Tripaman and Inkal Sar) last night.”
Pakistan summoned the Afghan charge d’ affaires on Wednesday and registered a strong protest over the cross-border attack.
A Foreign Office statement said that Pakistan would be taking up the matter with the Afghan Government at a higher level in the broader context of enhancing security along the Pak-Afghan border.
FO statement further said:
It was emphasized again that at a time when Pakistan is undertaking a monumental effort against terrorists and their hideouts through the launch of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, all possible cooperation is extended by the Afghan side and measures taken by them to eliminate terrorist sanctuaries on Afghan territory.
Pakistan would also be taking up this matter with the Afghan Government at a higher level in the broader context of enhancing security along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.