30 troops, 45 insurgents killed in militants' attack on Pak border checkpost
Peshawar, June 2(ANI): The daylong clash between Pakistani security forces and militants, who crossed the Afghan border and attacked a Pakistani checkpoint, has left at least 30 troops dead.
According to a Dunya News report, 45 insurgents were also killed in the fighting during the last 24 hours.
Four civilians, including two women and 2 minors were also killed, while twelve security personnel are missing, Geo News reports.
The fight erupted in Upper Dir- one of the 24 districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa- after about 200 insurgents crossed over from Afghanistan and attacked a security check post in Pakistan.
Skirmishes had been going on for 24 hours in a village, Ghulam Muhammad Khan, in Upper Dir, a top government official said.
"We are preparing to evacuate 25 bodies from the village," he said, referring to police and paramilitary forces killed in the fighting that has spread to a forest.
People have started leaving the area at a large scale.
Officials said army support had arrived at the remote checkpoint, the BBC reports.
Upper Dir, which lies just outside Pakistan's volatile tribal areas, is regularly targeted by insurgents. (ANI)
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