KHAR: Security forces claimed on Friday to have repulsed an attack on their checkposts in border areas of Nawagai tehsil in Bajaur Agency by militants from Afghanistanâ€™s Kunar province.
â€œAt least two militants were injured as security forces successfully repulsed the cross-border attack in several areas of Nawagai in the small hours of Friday,â€ security officials said.
They said the militants had fired rockets and mortar shells at several checkposts located along the Pak-Afghan border. However, no casualty was reported in the attack.
Security forces, with the help of volunteers of a local peace committee, retaliated the attack and later launched a search for the assailants.
Two of the militants were wounded while escaping after the attack.
Published in Dawn, June 25th, 2016