Pakistani soldier injured in S Waziristan cross-border firing

Army troops effectively responded, says ISPR

News Desk February 26, 2017
File photo of an army check post. PHOTO: REUTERS

A Pakistan Army soldier was injured as terrorists from across the border opened fire at a check post in South Waziristan on Sunday evening.

“Terrorists fire from across the border in Mangrotai, South Waziristan Agency. Pakistani soldier injured,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced in a statement.

The injured soldier was shifted to a medical facility at Wana.

“Army troops effectively responded to suspected terrorists hideouts on Pak -Afghan border,” the military’s media wing said.

Army mounts new nationwide offensive

Pakistan has been hit by a series of suicide bomb attacks in recent days, claiming more than 100 lives.

In response, Pakistan Army launched a countrywide crackdown, Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. It also closed the Torkham border crossing, accusing Afghanistan of harbouring the militants who carried out the attacks.


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