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Two personnel of the Frontier Corps (FC) were injured on Friday when suspected militants attacked a post along the Pak-Afghan border in Khyber Agency, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

Troops "effectively responded" to the attack carried out by militants from the Afghan side of the border, the statement said.

According to the ISPR, there are reports of a "few" militants killed in the ensuing exchange of fire.

An Afghan police official told The Associated Press that Pakistan had launched a blistering artillery assault on eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, where a self-declared affiliate of the Islamic State group is based.

Gul Agha Roohani, provincial police chief of Nangarhar, told AP in Kabul that Pakistan fired several artillery rounds early on Friday into the province's Lalpur district, near the Afghan-Pakistan border.

In the aftermath of the blast at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar that killed over 75 people and injured 250 others on Thursday night, the government decided to seal Torkham border crossing with Afghanistan for an indefinite period for all kinds of communication due to security concerns.

Resurgence in terror attacks

Pakistan seems to be experiencing a fresh resurgence in terror attacks.

Earlier on Thursday, before the attack on devotees at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, an explosive device had targeted an Army convoy in the Awaran area of Balochistan, killing three soldiers.

On Feb 15, a suicide bomber struck in Mohmand, killing three personnel of the Khasadar force and five civilians. The attack was claimed by Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP)

The same day, a suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle into a vehicle carrying judges in Peshawar's Hayatabad Phase 5 area, killing the driver and injuring its four other occupants. The attack was claimed by the TTP too.

On Feb 13, a suicide bomber had struck a protest on Lahore's Charing Cross interchange, killing 13 and injuring 85. The attack had happened right outside the gates of Punjab's Provincial Assembly.

The attack was claimed by the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar.

On the same day, two personnel of Balochistan's bomb disposal squad were killed as they attempted to defuse an explosive device planted under the Sariab Road bridge in Quetta, the provincial capital.

Comments (11) Closed

GK Feb 17, 2017 08:13am

This can be prevented by correcting mindset.

Iztraab Feb 17, 2017 08:19am

Why Afghanistan and India are not being declared as terrorist sponsoring states? Why Pakistan govt is not raising this concern to internationally that Afghanistan and India is involved in it?

maverik Feb 17, 2017 08:29am

Anyone needs any more proof that terrorism in Pakistan is carried out from Afghanistan?

BROTHER THERESA Feb 17, 2017 08:43am

Pakistan really need a change over on its foreign policy. What's the point of blaming your Neighbours when ISIS have claimed responsibility for the last night attack !?

MFJ Feb 17, 2017 08:52am

We are tired now. Plz Stop all this.

saad ahmed Feb 17, 2017 10:19am

Army has done his work by eliminating the hideouts and camps in WANA Now they are scattered, it is the first responsibility of City Police to re-capture them and eliminate them. Police know the hideouts and People who are providing them assistance and accommodation. This is not possible, anyone from Afghanistan came in one day and attack. They are given a palace by locals. There must be a system at entrance and exit in every big cities. Big Check Post like Airports must be built , wher at time about 10000 people can ver verified. It will help who is comming in and going out and living with whom and how much time he is spending. (If 80 billlion rupee metro is possible , they why not a electronic NADRA is possible. (Other wise it is impossible to stop such activites) Make it a country with a Government System.

pakistani Feb 17, 2017 11:10am

For God sake seal the border with rough nation Afghanistan and save women and children in pakistan. We have no danger from our eastern border we need western border secured.

KhwarIzmi Feb 17, 2017 12:19pm

So many terror attacks one after the other. I am convinced it is Indian intelligence RAW who is behind it. Pakistan has to step up the game!!!

sy1985 Feb 17, 2017 12:19pm

Its time to do "real" surgical strike inside Afghanistan.

Saif zulfiqar Feb 17, 2017 12:26pm

There are many terrorists hiding in Afghan refugee camps. Shoot them.

Raheel The great Feb 17, 2017 06:40pm

Isis and TTP held a meeting in Afghanistan with the sound of birds tweeting in the is available on twitter and Facebook.

NDS has a long history of working with TTP so making demands to terrorist sponsors won't work.

Pakistan must carve out buffer zones and attack terror bases in Afghanistan.

Border must be sealed and patrolled with armed drones.