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PublishDate: Monday, June 25, 201209:59

Pakistan protests over militants attack from Afghanistan

Over 100 Taliban fighters crossed over from Afghanistan and attacked military posts in Upper Dir area of northwest Pakistan.

Adviser to prime minister on interior affairs, Abdul Rehman Malik on Monday expressed his grievances to Afghanistan over the Afghan militant attack on Pakistani security personnel in Upper Dir area on Sunday, Dawn News reported.

Malik contacted the Afghan Interior Minister to submit his complaint over the incident and blamed Afghan authorities for not preventing the cross border movement of militants into Pakistan.

Over 100 Taliban fighters crossed over from Afghanistan and attacked military posts in Upper Dir area of northwest Pakistan, triggering clashes that left 10 Pakistani soldiers and 15 militants dead, officials said on Sunday.

Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said the Afghan Taliban carried out the attacks. The Pakistani Taliban helped with reconnaissance and information before the attack, Ehsan

“A patrolling party of the security forces came under attack from across the border,” said the official from Upper Dir, adding that, “Reportedly some of the men went out of communication during the encounter.”

The security forces’ team was patrolling on the Pak-Afghan border when it was attacked by the militants who crossed the border. Sources said that the team was sent to the location to gather information of militant presence in the area.(AOP) 

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