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15 security personnel dead in Pak check post attack

Hindustan Times Southeast Asia  April 22, 2011

At least 15 security personnel were killed and several others were injured when militants attacked a check post in northwest Pakistan, media reports said on Friday.

Militants armed with heavy weapons, including rockets, attacked the check post in Lower Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan, killing at least 15 security personnel, Xinhua reported.

Media reports, however, varied about the time of the attack. Geo TV said the attack took place Thursday night, while the Urdu TV channel ARY said it took place early Friday.

Army helicopter gunships later bombed the militants’ positions but there were no reports of casualties.

The injured, who were initially taken to a hospital in Timergara, the main town in Dir district, were later shifted to Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The fighting was still on in the area Friday afternoon, the Urdu channel said

April 22, 2011 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties, Pakistan, Safety and Security Issues | , , ,

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