LOWER DIR: Atleast Six militants have been killed in a cross border attack at Karakar check post from Afghanistan near the Lower Dir area, Friday.
Afghan insurgents attacked the Pakistan military checkpost but the forces successfully pulled them back and killed six among them.
This was the second attack by militants from Afghanistan in the area during this week. Eight militants were killed when they attacked the Rig Pam check post two days ago.
Pakistan Warns Afghanistan
Pakistan has repeatedly told the UN Security Council that it had acted with restraint to a recent cross-border attack by Taliban militants that killed 17 Pakistani soldiers, but warned against recurrance of such provocations from the Afghan side.
“Preventing recurrence of such incidents is absolutely imperative – and safe havens in Afghanistan of such people must be dissuaded,” Ambassador Abdullah Hussain Haroon, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN, said of the attack that took place on June 24 in upper Dir.
“It is a grave incident, which unfortunately is not unprecedented,” he told the 15-Nation Council, which debated the situation in Afghanistan. Ambassador Haroon, describing great costs to Pakistan in dealing with security challenges and refugees emanating from the Afghan situation, expressed deep concern over provocations from Afghan areas with sizable Afghan forces and international presence.
Despite such provocations, “we neither play the blame game, nor conduct diplomacy through media,” he said. The Pakistani envoy said that apart from capacity-building of the Afghan National Security Forces, Pakistan had sought closer engagement with Afghanistan and its international partners on all security-related issues.