ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has lodged a strong protest with Afghanistan over another attack launched by terrorists from across the border.

Around 80 terrorists were involved in the cross-border attack on Pakistan’s military post in Upper Dir (between Tripaman and Inkal Sar) on Tuesday night. At least seven terrorists were killed and 9 injured as the attack was successfully repulsed by the Pakistan military.

The Afghan charge d’ affaires was called to the Foreign Office and a strong protest was lodged. The Afghan authorities were, once again, urged to take effective steps to stop the use of Afghan territory for repeated cross-border fire and physical attacks by terrorists.  It was emphasised again that at a time when Pakistan is undertaking a monumental effort against terrorists and their hideouts through the launch of operation Zarb-e-Azb, all possible cooperation should be extended by the Afghan side to eliminate terrorist sanctuaries on its territory.