Pakistan Summons Afghan Diplomat Over Lower Dir Attack

Islamabad, July 30 (QNA) – Pakistan has lodged a strong protest with Afghanistan over another attack launched by terrorists from across the border, the Foreign Office reported on Wednesday.

A press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “Between 70-80 terrorists were involved in the cross-border attack on Pakistan military post in Upper Dir (between Tripaman and Inkal Sar) last night. At least seven terrorists were killed and 9 injured as the attack was successfully repulsed by the Pakistan military.” Dunya news reported.

The Afghan Charge d’ Affaires was called to the Foreign Office and a strong protest was lodged. The Afghan authorities were, once again, urged to take effective steps to stop the use of Afghan territory for repeated cross-border fire and physical attacks by terrorists, said Foreign Office.

Pakistan would also be taking up this matter with the Afghan Government at a higher level in the broader context of enhancing security along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, the release added. (QNA)

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