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2 FC soldiers martyred, 5 injured in cross-border firing from Afghanistan

RAWALPINDI: At least two security personnel were martyred while five others were wounded in an armed attack from across the Pak-Afghan border in Kurram Agency.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing, in a statement said that the Frontier Corps personnel deployed in Kurram Agency were attacked from Afghanistan.

“Troops were carrying out routine surveillance along Pak Afghan border for plugging of gaps and making necessary preparations for starting fencing in that area,” it said.

“2 FC soldiers martyred and 5 injured. Pakistani troops are exercising maximum restraint so as to avoid any Afghan civilian casualties. Military engagement is underway to defuse situation.”

Last year, at least 10 civilians were martyred while 42 injured including women and children in an unprovoked firing and shelling from Afghan side of the border in Chaman.

According to the ISPR, Afghan Border Police opened fire on FC Balochistan personnel who were deployed in the area to provide security to the Population Census team.

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