Heavily armed militants have attacked two security check posts in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghanistan border, official said today.
The militants opened fire at a security check post in the Sheikh Baba area of Mohmand Agency and the Nawa Pass security post in Bajaur agency.
The security forces repulsed both attacks by retaliating quickly, security officials said.
No casualties were reported on either side of the border.
The TTP Jamaatul Ahrar group has aimed responsibility for the attacks.
Strict security measures were at place at mosques and other places across the agency during Friday prayers.
A local administration official said that security measures were taken on the directives of senior officials and they will stay in place for an indefinite period.
Separately, some armed men torched four trucks loaded with fruits and kidnapped three tribesmen belonging to Wazir tribe from South Waziristan Agency.
The security forces rushed to the site and have started search operation in the area.
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