ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf will embark on his maiden visit to Afghanistan today (Thursday) to discuss cross-border attacks being mounted by Afghan militants on Pakistan as well as reconciliation process. Ahead of the visit, Pakistani troops killed six Afghan militants in a cross-border attack in Chitral.
The prime minister will also discuss Taliban peace talks during his trip to Kabul, which is the first for him since he assumed the office last month. Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and other senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will accompany the prime minister.
AFP adds: Troops killed at least six militants who attempted to cross the border from Afghanistan in Chitral district. “A group of militants tried to infiltrate, but their attempt was foiled by troops. Militants fled leaving six bodies behind,” a security official told AFP.