Cross-border attack in Bajaur kills soldier

BAJAUR: One security official was killed in Bajaur Agency when militants attacked a security forces’ checkpost in border area of Mamond Tehsil, on Friday.
According to ISPR, a group of militants entered Pakistani territory from Afghanistan’s Kunar province and attacked the border post in Ghakhai pass area. The assault was carried out using heavy weaponry, killing one FC official. On July 12 three officials of the security forces were killed in a cross-border attack at same checkpost in Bajaur Agency. Islamabad has launched strong protests with Kabul as cross-border attacks on Pakistani checkposts have increased in recent weeks amid ongoing military operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan. Foreign Office spokesperson said in a statement that a strong protest was lodged with the charge d’ affaires of Afghanistan.

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