3 DECEMBER 1921, Page 2

The conclusion of the Afghan Treaty has been followed by

a raid of Wazirs across the frontier near Quetta. A small detach- ment of Punjabis sent to intercept the raiders was overwhelmed by numbers last Saturday. The two British officers in command were killed, and most of their eighty men were killed or taken. The Ameer has expressed his regret at this outrage. Whether he could have prevented it is doubtful, as the hill tribes on his side of the frontier are not under proper control. Bolshevik or Caliphate intriguers may have stirred up the Wazirs, but it is equally probable that their object was merely to plunder the villages near Quetta.