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Pakistan claims foiling cross-border militant attack

Pakistan claims foiling cross-border militant attack

May 28, 2016 - 12:27

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistaninfo-icon has claimed thwarting a cross-border attack by Afghanistaninfo-icon-based militants on a security checkpoint in a tribal area by killing four suspected militants.

The Frontier Corps said the insurgents, who crossed the border into Pakistan from Afghanistan on Friday to storm the check-post in the Khwezai Baizai subdivision in Mohmand Agency, were killed by security personnel.

A statement from the paramilitary force Frontier Corps said the fighters had reached the Sur Gat area of Khwezai tehsil before being confronted by an FC contingent patrolling the area.

In the ensuing clash, all the four militants were killed, according to the statement. They were suspected of having entered Pakistan for terrorist attacks.

The soldiers seized weapons and ammunition from the slain men, whose identity could not be established immediately. Pakistani militants operating from Afghanistan often stage cross-border attacks.







Pakistani rebels offer funeral prayers in absentia for Mansour

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Funeral prayers in absentia for the Talibaninfo-icon supremo, who was killed in a US drone strike last week, were offered by Pakistani militants on Friday. 

The prayers for Mullahinfo-icon Akhtar Mansour were offered in Peshawar, the capital of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, near the Afghanistan border.

Jamaat-ud-Dawa activists also set alight the US flag at a protest led by Ghazi Inamullah, Hafiz Samiullah and Haji Muhammad Iqbal.

Chanting anti-America slogans, theprotestors lashed out at the Obama administration for creating a war-like situation in the region.




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