Thursday, June 2, 2011

Taliban attack kills 60 policemen in the Afghan border

Islamabad (Pakistan) (Editorial) .- At least 60 people have died in the last 24 hours in an attack by 200 Taliban insurgents against a police checkpoint in a remote area of northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border, reported today Police sources told Efe. Among the dead are at least 22 police officers and other security force separate from the Army, 'Levies', between 35 and 40 insurgents and three women, according to a police source in Upper Dir district, where fighting took place.

At the time of the events the police spoke of a fatality and media amounted to seven this balance. Around 200 militants crossed from the Afghan side of the border before dawn and attacked a checkpoint, where at first killed an agent. Have been happening since the fighting in a village in the Dir region, according to Ghulam Mohammad Jan precise, is identified as a local government.

"We are preparing the evacuation of the 25 bodies of people," he said in reference to the police and paramilitary forces who died during the fighting that has spread to a nearby forest. Jan says she is not having any balance of casualties from the rebel side. Meanwhile, Dawar Ali, Dir police, added that troops have arrived in the region to support the security forces.

In addition, he lamented the difficulty of obtaining new information on the battle because of problems with communication systems.

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