MINGORA: The security forces repulsed four attacks by the Afghanistan-based militants in Bin Shahi Man Kandao in Lower Dir district and killed nine infiltrators on Thursday, official sources said.
The sources said the militants attacked the security forces at Tarapa Mana Post in Bin Shahi Man Kandao early in the day. “The forces repulsed all the attacks and killed nine militants and injured 13 others,” the sources said. Meanwhile, TTP Malakand division chapter spokesman Sirajuddin in a phone call to reporters claimed that 15 soldiers were killed in the attacks. The ISPR spokesman in Swat Colonel Arif Mehmood denied the TTP claim of killing 15 soldiers in the attacks and asserted that nine militants were killed and 13 others injured.