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Former Taliban fighters display their weapons as they join Afghan government forces. - File Photo by AFP.

CHITRAL: Militants attacked security forces’ check-posts on Pak-Afghan border in Chitral on Wednesday, DawnNews reported.

Casualty of any soldier was not reported. However, in retaliation, Pakistani forces killed at least nine militants, government sources said.

Spokesman of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Ehsanullah Ehsan claimed that “TTP has launched a massive attack on check-posts in Chitral’s area Boni.”

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Afzalu Jul 19, 2012 12:46pm
Which check post was attacked by TTP. Could you please clarify the place. It is confusion for many of us as Booni does not share borders with Noristan or any other territory of Afghanistan. Please do not publish any news without credible name of place and other details.
Gohar Jul 18, 2012 03:22pm
The government should take notice of the deteriorating situation. The peace and tranquillity in Chitral should not be let sabotaged. Despite repeated warnings a couple of skirmish in the past government has failed to pro-actively provide security in this small region. (Note: Boni (Booni) is Tehsil Headquarters of Mastuj and does not share any boarder with the TTP controlled regions. Kindly verify it from the news source.)
sawwd Jul 18, 2012 05:22pm
full credit to goverment forces and people of Chitral. First time attacker suffer causlities, and not sucsessful . Its happen when local people and goverment are together against this evil
Yawar Jul 19, 2012 01:15am
I wish TTP would stop conducting these crazy operations. Dont they realize that taking a life of an innocent fellow muslim is like taking the life of the entire humanity? I suppose not. It seems like for them, the only innocent muslims are the few that either belong to their own ranks or those that sympathize with or support their misguided cause.
Ali Afridi Jul 19, 2012 03:59am
Each and every solder of Pakistan army is a son of Pakistan. May Allah be with you against mentally disturbed TTP or shall I say TB of Pakistan. Every shaheed will produce ten more soldier to bury the taliban alive. God bless Pakistan and Pakistan Army. Kill everyone one of the last Taliban who look at this fine institution of Pakistan Military with dirty eye. Allah O Akbar!