Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Army dismisses media reports of drone strike inside Pakistan


RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army on Tuesday dismissed media reports of air violation along Pak-Afghan border and drone strike in Kurram Agency.

Media wing of military, Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) in a release said there had been no air violation along Pak-Afghan border in that area nor any drone strike in Kurram Agency as being misreported by few.

Pakistan Army Spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor said military operations were being conducted in Khost and Paktia, Afghanistan, by Resolute Support Mission ( RSM) / Afghan Forces, opposite Kurram Agency.

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“During last 24 hours, a number of air engagements have taken place in those areas inside Afghanistan with reports of heavy losses to terrorists. As a follow up of the COAS visit to Afghanistan, coordination between the forces has enhanced.

“RSM timely shared details about the said operation within Afghan territory,” he said.

Based on timely sharing, Pakistan Army is vigilant as anvil on own side along Pak-Afghan border, said Asif Ghafoor.

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According to Reuters news agency, four unmanned drones fired six missiles in Monday’s attack that killed 20, and four more were dropped in two strikes on Tuesday.

The drones fired missiles on Taliban hideouts, claims the UK-based news agency.


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