PESHAWAR: At least 14 suspected terrorists were killed and several others injured when security forces repulsed an attack on a check-post in Lower Kurram Agency’s Mangor Sar area near the Pak-Afghan border in the wee hours of Thursday.
According to security sources, Nearly 50 terrorists from Afghanistan sneaked into Pakistani territory and attacked the check-post with heavy weapons.
Security forces strongly retaliated and killed 14 militants on the spot and injured several others. Some other militants fled under the cover of darkness.
The security forces have cordoned off the area and launched search operation against the militants.
Meanwhile, a policeman was killed and a passer-by injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast near a police check-post in Peshawar.
SSP operations Abbas Majeed Marwat said that half a kilogram of explosive material was planted near a check-post in Samar Bagh area of the city. The explosion killed an on-duty policeman and injured a passer-by.
The victims were shifted to a nearby hospital.
Additional security personnel reached the area and cordoned off the blast site.