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17 September, 2014

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PESHAWAR: Pakistani troops Tuesday morning repulsed a terrorist attack from Afghanistan in the North Waziristan Agency, killing 11 terrorists and apprehending another. Three FC troops were martyred during an exchange of fire.

According to ISPR, a group of terrorists from Afghanistan attacked a Pakistani post, Dandi Kach, in the area of Spinwarm of North Waziristan Agency. The Pakistani troops repulsed the attack valiantly, killing 11 terrorists and apprehending one. Bodies of three terrorists are with the security forces.

Terrorists from Afghanistan have in the past launched several attacks in the Pakistani territory. Pakistan protests such attacks with Kabul, but the weak and aid-dependent government there is unable to reign in the terrorists and enforce its writ in its territory.

Pakistan rejects Afghan terrorism accusations

Pakistan on Tuesday rejected Afghanistan's accusations regarding involvement of Pakistani intelligence agencies in terrorism across the border.

"We express our dismay at the latest allegations levelled in the statements issued by Afghanistan's National Security Council and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Repeated attempts by the Afghan side to implicate Pakistan's intelligence institutions in terrorist activities are both unfounded and counter-productive," Foreign Office said in a statement.

"It has been stressed by us, time and again, that Pakistan remains committed to disallowing its territory to be used against any country. We would not allow anyone to breach Pakistan's laws in this regard or to undermine our goals of fostering friendly and cooperative relations with neighbouring countries," it said.

"At the same time, we believe that the threat of terrorism is best addressed through mutual cooperation," the statement added. The Foreign Office said, "Pakistan's firm resolve to combat this menace, without any distinction or discrimination, is concretely manifested in the ongoing military operation Zarb-e-Azb.

It is imperative that complementary actions are taken by the Afghan authorities on their side of the border. Elimination of terrorist sanctuaries and handing over of TTP elements that have taken refuge in Afghanistan are the first important step s in that direction," the FO said.

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