Dozens of Taliban fighters armed with latest weapons stormed Olai Check-post of the security forces near Salala area of teshil Bazai in Mohmand Agency on Monday, killing four security forces personnel while seven others went missing.
Official sources said that as the spring offensive has been kicked off in rugged regions of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, dozens of insurgents armed with automatic weapons in the wee hours rocked Olai Check post established by the security forces after the Salala Check-post was stormed by the Nato forces which created rift between the Pak-US relations.
“Four of our soldiers were martyred and seven are still missing after the attack,” an official said, adding that a search operation has been launched in the area.
Security forces immediately started a full scale operation against the insurgents and also to rescue the missing security men in the area, security sources said.
It is pertinent to be mentioned here that Olai Check-post in Mohmand Agency borders the Kunar province of Afghanistan and was established near the destroyed Salala check post. Most of the fugitive Taliban commanders and their foot-soldiers reside in their hideouts in the Kunar province and they frequently launch attack on Pakistani posts to enter Pakistani side of the border.