This file photo shows a Pakistani soldiers standing guard on a mountain ridge near the Pak-Afghan border.  — File photo by AFP
This file photo shows a Pakistani soldiers standing guard on a mountain ridge near the Pak-Afghan border. — File photo by AFP

ISLAMBAD: Pakistan summoned a senior Afghan diplomat on Wednesday and registered a protest over a skirmish during which Pakistani security forces foiled a militant attack on a checkpost on the Pak-Afghan border.

Military sources were quoted as saying that six attackers were killed and nine wounded during a cross-border militant assault on a checkpost on the Pak-Afghan border in Lower Dir region which was repulsed by Pakistan's security forces late on Tuesday.

The officials, who requested anonymity, also said security along the Pakistan-Afghan border was beefed up to foil such attacks from Afghan territory.

Pakistan's Foreign Office in Islamabad summoned the Afghan charge d’ affaires and lodged a strong protest with Afghanistan over the cross-border attack.

A Foreign Office statement said that Pakistan would be taking up the matter with the Afghan Government at a higher level in the broader context of enhancing security along the Pak-Afghan border.

Between 70-80 suspected militants were involved in the cross-border attack on Pakistan military post in Upper Dir (between Tripaman and Inkal Sar) on Tuesday night, according to the statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The statement added that seven attackers were killed and nine injured as the assault was successfully repulsed by Pakistan's military.

The details could not be independently verified as the access of media is severely restricted in the region.

Pakistan once again urged Afghanistan to take effective steps to stop the use of its territory for repeated cross-border fire and physical attacks by terrorists.

The Foreign Office statement said the country emphasised on the extension of all possible cooperation from the Afghan side and measures taken by Afghanistan to eliminate terrorist sanctuaries on its territory, at a time when Pakistan was undertaking a monumental effort against terrorists and their hideouts through the launch of operation Zarb-i-Azb.

Earlier in June this year the military launched a full-scale operation against Taliban militants in North Waziristan tribal region, named as Zarb-i-Azb, following a brazen Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)-claimed attack on Karachi's International Airport and failure of peace talks between government and Talibam nominated negotiators.

Pakistan has repeatedly asked Afghan authorities not to militants fleeing from North Waziristan tribal region and to destroy militant hideouts on its territory.


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ashfaq1
Jul 30, 2014 12:40pm

If US can send in drones to kills militants attacking them across pakistan then pakistan should also send in f16 to destroy militant bases used to mount attacks against pakistan army. Tit for tat

mansoor
Jul 30, 2014 01:05pm

May I humbly ask what is happening to the dead bodies of the terrorist who happen to be Muslims killed by Muslims in the name of Islam. With all reports coming from ISPR in last 3 weeks I have counted 360 terrorists killed. That is a huge task of burying the dead after ghusal, Nimaz e jinazah, digging a grave and burial. Which department looks after these affairs?

Haider Rehman
Jul 30, 2014 01:31pm

Well done Pak Army! We are proud of you! Don't let these terrorists return. Afghanistan must also cooperate for complete elimination of terrorism.

sunny
Jul 30, 2014 01:40pm

Pakistan is getting taste of its own bitter medicine...

asjad khan
Jul 30, 2014 01:42pm

Afghanistan and most of Afghans will never reciprocate and cooperate the way we Pakistanis did or do whenever they need help. They study in Pakistan, they do business in Pakistan and they take refuge or shelter in Pakistan whenever they need but when its the moment of thankfulness they spit venom against Pakistan.

Beck
Jul 30, 2014 02:24pm

Pakistan received Eidi from Afghanistan on Eid day. This is just the beginning, I'm afraid we'll see many such edis in coming years. BTW our Army chief was also celebrating eid there. Did they come for him?

Omair
Jul 30, 2014 02:25pm

These Afghans are asking for it now.

Far sight
Jul 30, 2014 03:04pm

I hope Pakistan learns a lesson. Good job Afghanistan.

Bibarg
Jul 30, 2014 03:17pm

Calling this Eidi is very insensitive, inhuman and shameful. I am a Pakistani and would never wish any of my Afghan sisters and brothers to get Eidi like this.

AN
Jul 30, 2014 04:18pm

@sunny flawed analysis . . . . .

SMI
Jul 30, 2014 04:21pm

Lesson should be given to attackers

Mohammed Hanif
Jul 30, 2014 05:01pm

what you sow you will reap.

Khurram Jadoon
Jul 30, 2014 05:23pm

@Omair

Don't forget India's consulates across border and funding hatred against Pakistan, beside many other factors including worst FP of Pakistan.

Pakistani
Jul 30, 2014 05:33pm

Friends!please see this in broader perspective where Afghans have never been sincere with the state of Pakistan since its inception.They were the first ones not recognizing Pakistan in UNO in 1947.Issue of Durand line have been raised by them from the very start.Border violations were carried out by Afghans number of times to the extent of erupting war in first 25 years of creation of Pakistan.And all this has been motivated by none else but our dear neighbor India.It is known fact now that India has always used Afghanistan as a second front for destabilizing Pakistan.I would recommend studying history before endorsing such comments ...........at least being Pakistani

Salim A
Jul 30, 2014 05:55pm

In the last 67-years, these two Islamic, mostly Sunni countries could not figure out how to live next to each other peacefully. This shows how tribal and uncivilized Muslims have become. Cant even live peacefully with the people of their own faith without conniving with outsiders to undermine each others. The leaders are about as dumb as the masses.

jg
Jul 30, 2014 06:14pm

@Beck wish you had studied pakistan geographic before writing this.

Ali
Jul 30, 2014 07:18pm

@Far sight

Need more work to teach us. Try to succeed next time.

zak
Jul 30, 2014 07:33pm

@mansoor Terrorists are not muslims. Muslims do not do what they do-kill wantonly and kill other Muslims without remorse.

Haris
Jul 30, 2014 07:50pm

@Far sight Your name is far sight....how contrasting are your opinions.

Far sight
Jul 30, 2014 07:53pm

@Ali If you haven't learnt the lesson yet, no one can save you.

Shah, Canada
Jul 30, 2014 07:55pm

@mansoor Are they really left Muslims??? after killing brother Muslims ... destroying cities , sending and training suicide bombers to kill men women and children. We should not be worried too much to bury these thugs.

Far sight
Jul 30, 2014 08:02pm

@Haris Do you know how many infiltration attempts have been foiled by Indian Army in the last month?

Agha Asad Raza
Jul 30, 2014 08:15pm

@mansoor Who says these people are 'Muslims"? These people are godless

Erik
Jul 30, 2014 08:53pm

@mansoor We are burning them after dripping kerosene over them. Why waste precious time of digging graves for these savages.

Erik
Jul 30, 2014 08:54pm

@Far sight Good job for what? They are a landlocked country. Without our corridor, they will starve to death.

Erik
Jul 30, 2014 08:55pm

@Mohammed Hanif I think you mean Afghans and Indians.

Mike
Jul 30, 2014 08:56pm

Long term Economic Embargo is the only solution to control Afghanistan's actions.

Erik
Jul 30, 2014 08:57pm

@Pakistani don't worry my friend. Time is near when Mullah Omar will rule Afghsnistan once again. We will uproot all Indians and their cronies from there.

Erik
Jul 30, 2014 08:58pm

@Far sight Don't worry. We will keep sending more.

Adam Khan
Jul 30, 2014 09:48pm

Just deport every afghan citizen from Pakistan. Seal and mine the border completely!

jg
Jul 30, 2014 10:37pm

@mansoor such a concern for disposal of terrorists dead bodies who hanged in public beheaded bodies themselves with no regards to Islamic rituals.animals need to be treated as such

Far sight
Jul 30, 2014 11:48pm

@Erik No you are wrong. They can still get stuff from Iran. As it is, a port is being developed in Iran just for Afghanistan.

Sultan Rahi
Jul 31, 2014 12:16am

Why not go after them in hot pursuit.

Sultan Rahi
Jul 31, 2014 12:17am

@sunny Medicaid is made in India.

Erik
Jul 31, 2014 12:45am

@Omair Not Afghans. Northern Alliance and their Indian goonies.

Erik
Jul 31, 2014 12:48am

@asjad khan Don't trust the media. Afghans are our natural allies.

Erik
Jul 31, 2014 12:50am

@Haris he is very short sighted. Has no brain but just RAW meat inside his skull.

Arslan
Jul 31, 2014 01:45am

@mansoor Terrorists don't deserve this having said that...I think our military is well aware of their responsibilities.

Faisal Shahzad
Jul 31, 2014 02:05am

We need to teach these afghan barbarians a lasting lesson. They will never learn from their mistakes. We gave them shelter, protection and a livelihood and this is what we get in return? Lets just deport these people. Enough is enough.

Haroon
Jul 31, 2014 02:24am

@Pakistani You are 100% correct Sir. Its time to send millions of free loading Afghans back and seal the border for good. Swift hand must be used to deal with Dervedians.

Haroon
Jul 31, 2014 02:27am

@Far sight Then you dont know Iran. I was there back in 80's they had a line just inside their border and if any Afghani crosses them they will shoot him. Iran is smart using India to build herself a new Port.

Haroon
Jul 31, 2014 02:28am

@Erik No Sir, they can not be trusted. Northern Alliance is an enemy along with Dervedian India.

Humble opinion
Jul 31, 2014 05:13am

This report is exactly same as some reported in Indian media 10 years ago. Pak envoy was often called and there were complains recorded for pak territory being used for terrorist activities against India using Kashmiris as a front ground. There were reports of militant schools being run to train people and infiltrate into Kashmir. Seems tables have turned now, on the North Eastern boarders of Pakistan.

Moin Kamal
Jul 31, 2014 05:21am

Stop all shipments to Afghanistan through Karachi port and they will come to their knees. Send all Afghan Refugees back as they are getting big ahead for Karachi and all Pakistanis.

chamari
Jul 31, 2014 08:42am

@Far sight You are a big fool to believe that.

Jaihoon
Jul 31, 2014 09:19am

Afghans feel constrained to pay Pakistan in the same coin. Tit-for-tat is the name of the game.

Sonny Afridi
Jul 31, 2014 10:02am

@Far sight what lesson lol? We killed the militants you sent.

Sonny Afridi
Jul 31, 2014 10:13am

@Far sight there is no "lesson" to learn from peasants (cannon fodder)

john smith
Jul 31, 2014 10:49am

@ashfaq1 - And, that would result in Afghanistan signing a defence pact with India, providing them with military bases and you would end up with an increasingly hostile and assertive India to the east and west

Far sight
Jul 31, 2014 12:30pm

@Haroon Indian goods to Afghanistan go via Iran, not Pakistan. India and Iran are allies.

Zain
Jul 31, 2014 02:00pm

@Pakistani

Absolutely right.Totally agree.

Muqaddam Khan
Jul 31, 2014 02:52pm

Skirmishes at Durand Line became our permanent headache. There is need of durable solution but in the present scenario there is no ray hope. It needs sagacity and diplomatic skill of both Pakistan and Afghan leadership.