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Afghanistan-based militants fire three mortar shells on Pak’s Kurram Agency

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Peshawar:At least three mortar shells were fired on a security checkpost in Qaimatey, upper Kurram Agency in Pakistan, from Afghanistan on Tuesday morning.

Security sources said unidentified militants from across the Afghan border fired the shells which landed near a Frontier Corps(FC)security checkpost.

Dawn reported that the attackers dispersed after security forces responded with retaliatory firing but no casualties or damage was reported.

The region was claimed by the military to have been cleared of insurgents, however, militants still carry out sectarian attacks and also target security forces occasionally.

Kurram is one of the most sensitive tribal areas as it borders three Afghan provinces and at one point was one of the key routes for militant movement across the border.

The mortar attack on the border comes amid high tensions in the agencies as an indefinite curfew was imposed in parts of Mohmand Agency after various clashes between militants and security forces.(ANI)

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