30 militants killed in operations in Afghanistan

Written by | January 17, 2015 | 0

CHITRAL: Pakistani soldiers killed 30 Afghan militants who had crossed the border to attackthe army, military officials said on Monday.  

The raid on Sunday night by a group of more than 200 Afghans could further damage an already difficult relationship between Afghanistan and Pakistan, who often accuse each other of failing to halt cross-border operations by militants.

One Pakistani soldier was killed and four were wounded in the latest frontier incident, which lasted close to an hour, officials said. There was no independent confirmation of the number of militants killed.

“The attack happened in the Barawal area of Upper Dir. Pakistani forces retaliated and the intruders slipped back,” said one of the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Tension between the countries has been high since Afghan officials accused the Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) of masterminding the September 20 assassination of Kabul’s chief peace negotiator with the Taliban. Pakistan strongly denied the allegations.

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