Security forces forced the assailants to retreat to their hideouts in Afghanistan.
PESHAWAR (Web Desk) - Pakistani troops foiled a terrorist attack on a military check post near Lower Dir from the Afghan side killing six militants, Dunya News reported on Wednesday.
According to a military official, between 70 to 80 terrorists were involved in the cross-border attack on Pakistan military post between Tripaman and Inkal Sar areas last night. At least seven terrorists were killed and 9 injured as the attack was successfully repulsed by the Pakistan military.
Nine terrorists were also wounded in the clash while rest of the attackers fled back to Afghanistan.
Pakistan and Afghanistan share a 2,250-kilometer (1,400-mile) border and militants from both sides often launch such cross-border attacks before fleeing back.
The latest attack comes at a time when Pakistan is carrying out a major military operation against militants in North Waziristan region.