BAJAUR AGENCY, March 26: An official of security forces was injured and at least three militants were killed when afghan based militants attacked Pakistani Security force’s check post located in the border area of Charming of tehsil Nawagi in Bajaur Agency here on Tuesday, FRC Field Reporter told.
According to details provided by the local administration, a group of Afghanistan based militants fired several rockets and mortars at a check post of Frontier Corps situated at the border area of Matak, 40 km from the agency headquarter Khar. Resultantly one personnel of the security forces was wounded while three militants were killed.
The administration also confirmed the retaliation of Pakistani security forces and the exchange of fire between two sides that lasted for several hours.
“The security forces successfully pushed back the militants attack and at least three militants were killed while one personnel of the security forces injured in the exchange of firing”, an official of the administration said.
No group has so far claimed the responsibility of the attack but the local administration has blamed Afghan based militants for the attack.
The administration and the security officials have launched an investigation into the attack. The security forces have also deployed more troops at several posts situated at the border areas of the region.
Meanwhile unidentified militants fired a rocket at a post of Bajaur levies forces in Yousaf Aad area of tehsil Khar on Tuesday night.
The administration launched a search operation in the area and arrested several persons under the collective responsibility clause of Frontier Crime Regulation.