PESHAWAR: An early Saturday morning attack by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) helicopters killed at least 24 security personnel and injured 12 soldiers on a Pakistani check post in Salala, which is located in the Tehsil Bayzai area of Mohmand Agency on the Pak-Afghan border , sources said.
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) sources confirmed the attack, but could not determine the number of casualties as the interrogation was still underway.
The incident took place in a village of Salala, which is an area bordering the Kunar province of Afghanistan.
At least 40 soldiers were stationed at the check post.
An official on the condition of anonymity told The Express Tribunethat there was consistent shelling on the Pakistani check post, which resulted in security forces retaliating.
“The actual number of casualties might rise, as it cannot be determined at the moment,” the official said.
The official added that nearby areas were also attacked by the helicopters.
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