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Attack on border checkpost repulsed

GHALANAI: Unknown miscreants attacked a security checkpost near the Afghan border in Mohmand Agency here on Sunday morning.

The security personnel repulsed the attack on the checkpost in Safi area, some 75 kilometres from the agency headquarters Ghalanai. It was manned by Mohmand Rifles personnel.

An official of local administration told mediapersons that terrorists from Afghanistan side attacked the Pisto Kando checkpost at Sheikh Baba area at 10.50am on Sunday with heavy weapons.

The security forces present at the post effectively responded and repulsed the attack. However, no loss of life was reported.

The firing continued till 11.30am, they said.

It merits a mention here that Mohmand Agency shares long border with Afghanistan and such attacks take place routinely.

Meanwhile, two security personnel were hurt when a checkpost manned by Mohmand Rifles at Garhai area of Safi tehsil collapsed due to recent rains.

According to political administration officials, two security personnel identified as Lance Naik Mohammad Khan and Sepoy Zia Khan received critical injuries. The injured were shifted to a local hospital.

Published in Dawn, November 20th, 2017