The Afghan Deputy Head of Mission was called to the Foreign Office today and a strong protest was launched on the intrusion of militants from the Afghan side into Pakistani territory. Last night about 100 militants from across the border had entered in Dir and clashed with a Pakistani Security Forces patrolling party. In the exchange of fire, 11 militants were killed while 6 security forces personnel embraced Shahadat and 11 soldiers are missing.
The Afghan diplomat was informed that the Government of Afghanistan should take appropriate measures to prevent recurrence of similar incidents in future.
25 June 2012
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