Two army soldiers killed in South Waziristan

'Militants from Afghanistan open fire on Pakistani troops'


Afp October 16, 2016
PHOTO: PPI

PESHAWAR: Two Pakistan Army soldiers were killed and one injured in cross border firing near the Afghan border in the restive northwest, officials said Sunday.

"Two soldiers were martyred and one injured when militants from Afghanistan opened fire on Pakistani troops," a senior security official said.

He said the incident took place in the Barmal area of South Waziristan, which shares its borders with Afghanistan's Paktika province.

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The incident was confirmed by local administration officials and other senior security sources.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

The army launched the operation in mid-2014 to wipe out militant bases in the area and end the near decade-long insurgency that has cost Pakistan thousands of lives.

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