Pakistan summons Afghan envoy over Upper Dir attack

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday lodged a strong protest with Afghanistan over another attack launched by the terrorists from across the border. A Foreign Office spokesperson, in a statement, said that around 70 to 80 terrorists were involved in the cross-border attack on a Pakistan Army’s post in Upper Dir (between Tripaman and Inkal Sar) on Tuesday night. The spokesperson said that at least seven terrorists were killed and nine were injured as the Pakistan Army successfully repulsed the attack. The Afghan authorities concerned were called to the Foreign Office and a strong protest was lodged. The spokesperson said that the Afghan authorities were, once again, urged to take effective steps to stop the use of Afghan territory for repeated cross-border fire and attacks by terrorists. It was emphasised again that at a time when Pakistan was undertaking a monumental effort against terrorists and their hideouts through the launch of Zarb-e-Azb, all possible cooperation was needed from the Afghan side to eliminate the terrorist sanctuaries in the Afghan territory, said the spokesperson. 

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