PESHAWAR: At least six Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel were killed and 10 others injured when suspected Taliban militants attacked the Kishan Ganga check-post near Frontier Region (FR), Jina Kor on Tuesday night.
Police confirmed the incident and said militants also kidnapped two security forces' personnel.
Speaking to Dawn.com from an undisclosed location via telephone, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan claimed responsibility for the attack.
According to police, militants attacked the checkpost at 11:00 pm. A heavy exchange of fire between security forces personnel and the armed men ensued and continued till the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The militants destroyed at least four vehicles of the security forces and also bombed a building where the security check-post had been established.
Meanwhile, the bodies and injured were shifted to nearby hospital and a search operation went underway to recover the missing soldiers.
One of the injured officials being treated at the hospital told Dawn.Com that more than 250 militants armed with heavy weapons attacked the check-post and set ablaze all the vehicles. He said the militants fired rockets and than stormed the building from various sides.
"They bombed the building, setting it on fire and reducing it to ashes. They also destroyed the Jirga room," he said.
An FC official Hizbullah claimed at least 6 to 8 militants were killed in the attack and many others were injured but the militants took away the bodies with them.
Few months ago, the militants had kidnapped 22 FC persons and killed them after tying up their hands and feet. Later, the dead bodies were found from Jina Kor.