S Waziristan cross-border fire injures soldier

Pakistan has been hit by a series of suicide bomb attacks in recent days


Our Correspondent February 27, 2017
Indian villagers display a mortar shell following cross-border firing at the India-Pakistan border, in the village Arnia, about 30 kms from Jammu on October 10, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: 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 fired from across the border in Mangrotai, South Waziristan Agency,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

The injured soldier was airlifted by helicopter and taken to a medical facility in Wana.

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

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.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 27th, 2017.

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