10 soldiers killed in cross-border attack in Dir
25 June, 2012
PESHAWAR: Afghan terrorists on Sunday attacked a military convoy in Upper Dir, resulting in the killing of at least 21 people, including terrorists and soldiers.
According to reports, Afghan militants attacked a military convoy in Upper Dir, a district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, killing at least 10 military personnel, while several others were left missing. The sources further said that the security forces retaliated to attack and killed 11 terrorists.
Militants from Afghanistan have several times attacked the checkposts in Upper Dir, causing causalities to security forces in the area.
In an earlier attack on Friday, two soldiers and five Afghan militants were killed in Karakar in Barawal Tehsil of Upper Dir district, officials said.
Two soldiers were also injured as security forces repulsed the attack by militants from the Kunar province of Afghanistan on a security checkpost in the border area of Karakar. Sources in security forces said terrorists, who had taken shelter in Kunar following the military operation by security forces in Malakand Division, attacked the border post.
One of the slain soldiers was identified as Iqbal, 27, hailing from Kallar Syedan Tehsil of Rawalpindi District. Iqbal had gotten engaged three months ago. The other soldier succumbed to injuries at the hospital. This was the second attack on security forces' checkpost at Karakar within nine days.