Pakistan army says troops missing

More than 30 Pakistani troops were missing after an attack earlier in the week by Afghan Taliban on a border post, the Pakistan Army said.

Pakistan army says troops missing

 

More than 30 Pakistani troops were missing on Wednesday after an attack earlier in the week by Afghan Taliban on a border post, with the fighters claiming to hold dozens of soldiers captive, the Pakistan Army said.

Major General Athar Abbas, spokesman for the Pakistan Army, confirmed the Monday attack and said 40 Frontier Corps troops were missing after the post on the border between the Mohmand and Bajaur agencies was overrun by Afghan Taliban.

Fighters handed over five troops to the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, but the whereabouts of the other 35 was unknown, he said.

Reuters

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