GHALANAI: Eight mortar shells, believed to have been fired from the Afghan side of the border, landed near a Pakistani checkpost in Shamshai area of Moh­mand tribal region on Sunday. No casualty was reported.

Abdullah Shah, Assistant Political Agent of Baizai tehsil, said the target of the attack appeared to be the Ziarat checkpost along the Afghan border.

He said none of the shells hit the checkpost and they all landed in an open area.

Pakistani security forces responded by firing mortar shells towards the Afghan area from where the shells had come.

Residents of Shamshai vacated their houses and moved to safe places when a military operation was launched in the area four years ago.

Published in Dawn, March 7th, 2016

Opinion

Editorial

Updating the economy
22 Jan, 2022

Updating the economy

GDP rebasing doesn’t make countries or people richer; it is just about updated data for policymakers to make informed decisions.
22 Jan, 2022

Covid curbs

CONSIDERING the steep rise in Covid-19 cases in the country over the past few days, the government decided on...
22 Jan, 2022

Cricket hope

SIX Pakistan players named across three teams of the year announced by the ICC is a testament to an uplifting 2021...
Emergency rumours
21 Jan, 2022

Emergency rumours

ISLAMABAD is once again in the grip of rumours. The latest issue finding traction revolves around a mysterious...
TTP attack
Updated 21 Jan, 2022

TTP attack

MONDAY night’s assault on a police party in Islamabad, which left one cop dead and two injured, marks a ...
21 Jan, 2022

Murree suspensions

ON Wednesday, the Met Office issued a red alert for more heavy snowfall in Murree over the coming weekend, and...