Three soldiers martyred in Afghan cross-border attack: ISPR

Three soldiers martyred, Pakistani soldiers, ISPR, Afghanistan opened fire

RAWALPINDI: At least three Pakistani soldiers were martyred when terrorists from across Afghanistan opened fire on the troops stationed in general area of Kharlachi, Kurram District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Tuesday.

According to the army’s media wing, terrorists from inside Afghanistan across the international border opened fire on Pakistani troops in the general area Karachi of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Kurram district.

“During fire exchange, Naik Muhammad Rehman (age 32 years, resident of Karak), Naik Maweez Khan (age 34 years, resident of Jamrud, Khyber) and Sepoy Irfan Ullah (age 27 years, resident of Dargai, Malakand), having fought gallantly, embraced shahadat [martyrdom],” the ISPR said.

It said Pakistan Army troops responded in a befitting manner. “As per credible intelligence reports, due to fire of own troops, terrorists suffered heavy casualties,” it added.

The statement said Pakistan strongly condemned the use of Afghan soil by terrorists for activities against Pakistan and expects that Afghan government will not allow conduct of such activities, in future.

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“Pak Army is determined to defend Pakistan’s borders against the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve,” the statement added.



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