ISLAMABAD, July 6 (Xinhua) -- At least 11 militants were killed and 45 others injured in a clash with security forces on Wednesday in Pakistan's northwest Upper Dir district bordering Afghanistan, reported local Urdu TV channel ARY.
Hundreds of militants from Afghanistan launched a simultaneous attack on two villages early Wednesday morning, destroying three schools and 20 shops, sources said.
The Pakistani Frontier Corps soldiers repulsed militants with support of local pro-government militiamen. Six militiamen and several soldiers were injured in the fight.
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani called Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday night and expressed his concern over the militants' attack from Afghanistan.