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Three Pak Army soldiers martyred in cross-border attack in North Waziristan

RAWALPINDI: Three Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred and seven wounded following a cross-border attack carried out by a group of terrorists in North Waziristan, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday.

A group of 60-70 terrorists carried out an attack on the team of Pakistan Army soldiers busy in border fencing near Alora spot in the North Waziristan.

Pakistan Army made an immediate response and repulsed the terrorists in retaliation which killed many of the terrorists, ISPR said.

The martyred soldiers include Lance Naik Ali, Lance Naik Nazir and Sepoy Imdadullah.

“Pakistan will continue the process of border fencing despite difficulties,” ISPR said.

“Pak Army has so far fenced more than 1,000 out of 2611 kilometres long area of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border,” the statement said.

The military’s media wing urged Afghanistan government to cooperate in border fencing against the terrorists and effective steps to stop the usage of its soil against Pakistan.

In June last year, four Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred in separate cross-border attacks on the troops busy fencing the Pak-Afghan frontier in North Waziristan.

Read More: Fencing on Afghan border to complete by December 2019: ISPR

Earlier on April 29, Pakistan military spokesperson, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG-ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor had detailed that border fencing on the area 1,000 kilometres long on Pakistan-Afghanistan border which would be completed if the pace of work was maintained.

“Pakistan is getting benefits of border fencing as it significantly reduces cross-border attacks,” he added.

In December last year, the DG ISPR had said that speedy work on forts and fence along Pakistan-Afghan border, the Durand Line, is continued with the aim to complete the project by December 2019.

He said work on forts and fence was continued on Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Total length of the border is 2,611 km, he said.

“Work on 233 of 843 forts and 802 of 1200 KM pri 1 areas has been completed. The army is aiming speedy completion in pri 1 areas and overall completion by December 2019, Insha Allah,” he wrote in a tweet.

The DG ISPR had said the fence shall benefit peaceful people of Pakistan and Afghanistan while restricting terrorists.

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