Monday, August 15, 2022

Soldier martyred in Afghan cross-border attack: ISPR

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RAWALPINDI: A Pakistan Army soldier was martyred in firing from across the Afghanistan border at a military check post in the North Waziristan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement.

According to ISPR, terrorists from inside Afghanistan across the international border opened fire on a military post in the North Waziristan district.

“During the exchange of fire, a sepoy Umar Daraz, age 32 years, resident of Jhang, received a bullet injury and embraced martyrdom,” the ISPR said.

The ISPR said that Pakistani troops responded in a befitting manner.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan has consistently asked Afghanistan to ensure effective management and control on their side of the Pak-Afghan Border.

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Pakistan strongly condemns the continuous use of Afghan soil by terrorists for activities against Pakistan, reads the statement released by ISPR.

In one such terrorist activity from the Afghan border, a Pakistan Army soldier was martyred while another got injured when terrorists fired gunshots from across the Pak-Afghan border at the military’s post in Bajaur last year in October.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) tweeted: “Terrorists fired from across on #Pakistan Army post along with Pak- Afg Border in Bajaur. Resultantly Havaldar Tanveer embraced Shahadat while one soldier got injured.”

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