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GHALANAI, Oct 5: Six militants and one soldier were killed in exchange of fire when militants from Afghanistan side attacked a border security post in Gursal area here on Thursday night, officials said.

They said that a group of militants attacked Mohmand Rifles border post in Gursal area with heavy and light weapons from across the Afghan border near the posts manned by Afghan troops.

They said that the security forces retaliated and the exchange of fire continued for over an hour.

As a result, naib subedar Umar Daraz Khattak was killed while naik Sher Aslam Khattak and sepoy Sabiullah received injuries.

They were taken to the agency headquarters hospital, Ghalanai.

Official sources claimed that six militants were killed in the exchange of fire. They said that security forces took into custody body of an unknown militant along with three Kalashnikovs and one anit-tank gun from the site of the incident.

The body was brought to Lakhkar Kallay and later buried there. However, the militants took other bodies with them.

TTP central spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan, meanwhile, phoned media persons from unknown location and claimed that 17 security personnel were killed and as many injured in the attack.