Srinagar: Two personnel of the Frontier Constabulary (FC), Pakistan were killed when suspected militants from across the Pakistan-Afghan border reportedly attempted to attack a checkpost in Khyber Agency early Friday, Dawn News reported while quoting the military’s media wing.
Pakistani troops “effectively responded”, as a result of which six militants were killed during the exchange of fire, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) was quoted as saying.
Earlier this month, five soldiers of the Pakistan Army had lost their lives in a cross-border “terrorist attack” on three Pakistani border posts along the Pak-Afghan border area. The Pakistan Army reportedly killed over 15 suspected terrorists in their retaliatory action at the time.
The latest incident comes at a time when Pakistan and Afghanistan have reported incremental progress during their talks in London following the latest impasse in their relationship over terrorist sanctuaries.