Taliban. —File Photo
A gunbattle between the attackers and security personnel took place which continued for over half an hour, the sources said, adding there were no casualties among troops.   — File Photo

TIMERGARA: Nine militants were killed and 13 others injured when security forces repulsed a cross-border attack in Dir Lower tribal region on Thursday.

According to official sources, a large number of militants intruded into Pakistan from Afghanistan shortly before sunset and attacked a security check-post near Teripao Kandao.

A gunbattle between the attackers and security personnel took place which continued for over half an hour, the sources said, adding there were no casualties among troops.

However, two security personnel died when a landmine exploded near the border area.

The report could not be confirmed from independent sources.According to a recent report of ISPR, there have been more than 70 such attacks by militants during the past two years in which several security men lost their lives.

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