Sep 16, 2014 3:36 AM

Militants attack Pakistani post near Afghan border

The Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan's army says a group of militants have attacked one of its positions from neighboring Afghanistan, sparking a shootout that left 11 insurgents and three soldiers killed.

In a statement, the military says "a group of terrorists" from Afghanistan the Pakistani post in the North Waziristan tribal region on Tuesday. The military has been carrying out a major offensive in the area against local and foreign militants since June 15.

It says Pakistan security forces repulsed the attack and captured one of the militants.

Pakistan and Afghanistan share a volatile and porous border that is often the scene of cross-border attacks. Militants from both countries also cross to sue the neighboring country's soil as a safe haven.


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