A picture taken March 10, 2016 shows smoke firing after an apache helicopter fired during the Northern Thunder military exercises in Hafr al-Batin, 500 kilometers north-east of the Saudi Capital Riyadh. / AFP / FAYEZ NURELDINE
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Two Pakistani troops and three militants were killed in a rare firefight in the country's relatively peaceful northern areas Thursday, officials said.The statement did not mention which group the militants belonged to, but the Chilas district is a known stronghold of Sunni extremist outfits such as the Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.Gunmen dressed in police uniforms stormed the base camp at Nanga Parbat, Pakistan's second highest mountain camp, and shot dead one American who also held Chinese citizenship, two other Chinese, three Ukrainians, two Slovakians, one Lithuanian, one Nepalese and a Pakistani guide.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE