ISLAMABAD- Pakistan on Wednesday lodged a strong protest with Afghanistan over cross-border attack on a Pakistan army check post in Lower Dir area from across the border .

According to the statement issued by the ministry of foreign affairs, the Afghan Charge d’ Affaires was called to the Foreign Office and a strong protest was lodged over the cross-border attack on military post in Lower Dir area last night.

The Afghan government was urged to take effective steps to stop the use of Afghan territory for repeated cross-border fire and attacks by terrorists.

It was emphasized again that at a time when Pakistan was undertaking an Operation Zarb-e-Azb against terrorists, all possible cooperation should be extended by the Afghan side and measures be taken to eliminate terrorist sanctuaries in the  Afghan territory and physical attacks by terrorists.

At least seven terrorists were killed and 9 were injured as the attack was repulsed by the Pakistan military.

Pakistan would also take up the matter with the Afghan government at a higher level in the broader context of enhancing security along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border .