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 Afghanistan’s Kunar province.

“At 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,” 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