ISLAMABAD – At least five security personnels have reportedly been killed by the militant attack on three Pakistani border posts along Pak-Afghan border on Sunday night.
According to the statement released by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) “Last night extremists from the other side of Afghan border attacked on three Pakistani check posts, however this attack was foiled by counter attack.”
But “With the exchange of cross border firing, five Pakistani troops and 10 extremists were killed.”
Last month, the militants targeted headquarter of the Mohmand agency followed by an attack on the government run and other incidents of targeting the members of peace committee have been reported in the area.
Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javid Bajwa has appreciated Pakistan’s army counter attack.
He stresses upon the need of deploying security personnels from the other side of Afghan border.
Due to the current rise in the wave of terrorism across Pakistan, the government has closed down Pak-Afghan boarder for unidentified period; Pak-Afghan border has been closed down in Turkhum area in Khyber agency, Angore Adha in South Waziristan and Chaman area in Baluchistan.
The government Pakistan believe that the planner and facilitators of the recent terrorist attacks had come to Pakistan from Afghanistan route.
However, the Afghan ambassador in Pakistan, Umer Zakhwal had said earlier in a message that if the government did not open the border within few days then he would suggest his government in Afghanistan to take 25000 stranded Afghans in Pakistan through aeroplanes.