LOWER DIR: Thirteen Pakistani soldiers were killed as a result of a cross border attack by militants from Afghanistan, Geo News reported.
Following the deadly attack, Pakistan lodged its strong protest with Afghanistan's Charge d'affaires by summoning him to the Foreign Office in Islamabad.
According to military sources, six Pak soldiers were killed and eleven others went missing after militants in a cross border attack from Afghanistan fired two rockets and sniper shots into Lower Dir area. Later, the militants decapitated seven of the eleven missing soldiers.
Meanwhile, the military officials said fourteen militants were killed last night in a clash between more than 100 miscreants with Pakistani patrolling party.
They said Pakistan Army has registered its protest in strong terms over the inaction against militants safe havens in Afghanistan.