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FC man injured in cross-border attack

LANDI KOTAL: A personnel of Frontier Corps was injured in an attack from across the border in Bazaar-Zakhakhel area of Khyber Agency here on Monday.

Security officials in the region said that some miscreants fired at the security checkposts in Mishtara area in Bazaar-Zakhakhel, bordering Afghanistan.

An FC man identified as Faqir Gul received bullet injuries in the unprovoked attack from across the border. He was immediately taken to the military hospital in Peshawar.

FC men present in the region responded to the fire and forced the suspected militants to run away to their sanctuaries in Afghanistan.

Security at the border checkposts was beefed up and surveillance also enhanced in the areas near the Afghan border to prevent such attacks in future, officials said.

Published in Dawn, November 21st, 2017