Srinagar: At least four militants were killed in retaliatory fire by Pakistan forces when they launched a “suicide attack” on a camp of the Mohmand Rifles Headquarters in Mohmand Agency in Pakistan on Saturday.
Two soldiers of the Frontier Corps (FC) were killed in the attack in Ghalanai, DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa said on Twitter.
He said security forces had “defeated” the attack, killing all four suicide bombers. At least 14 FC men were injured in the attack, the report added.
The Jamaat-ul-Ahrar militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, the report said.
Four suicide bombers attempted to enter the camp at 6:20am and attack a mosque in a residential area where a large number of soldiers were attending morning prayers, the report added.
“Wearing suicide jackets, the attackers opened fire and tried to rush inside the mosque,” the ISPR said in a statement, according to the report.