Pakistani security personnel gather beside torched NATO supply trucks after an attack by militants in the northwestern Khyber region. (File photo)
Pakistani security personnel gather beside torched NATO supply trucks after an attack by militants in the northwestern Khyber region. (File photo)

The Pakistani army said terrorist from Afghanistan launched an overnight attack on a border post in Mohmand Agency in northern Pakistan.

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“Pakistani troops at the post effectively responded to the fire. Terrorist fled back to Afghanistan,” the army said in a statement late Friday.

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (TPP JA), a splinter group of the outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, claimed responsibility for the attack.

The army statement did not say anything about casualties.

Spokesman for the TTP JA group Asad Mansoor said two of its fighters were killed and three injured in clashes with the Pakistani troops. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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