At least five Pakistani soldiers have been killed, following attacks on border checkpoints by militants based in Afghanistan, in northwestern Pakistan.
Five Pakistani soldiers were killed in attacks on northwestern border checkpoints launched by dozens of militants based in Afghanistan, Pakistan’s military said on Monday, as officials demanded that the neighbouring country rein in such violence.
Relations between the two countries are tense, and each routinely accuses the other of doing too little to prevent Taliban fighters and other militants from operating in its territory.
“Dozens” of militants from across the border stormed security posts in Pakistan’s Mohmand Agency on Sunday night, said senior security officials based in the region.
Pakistan’s military said 10 militants were killed in the ensuing exchange of fire and asked Afghan authorities to strengthen surveillance in border areas.