Security forces kill 2 ‘suicide bombers’ near Pak-Afghan border: ISPR

Military’s media wing says two soldiers were also injured during exchange of fire with terrorists


Correspondent July 14, 2017
Military’s media wing says two soldiers were also injured during exchange of fire with terrorists. PHOTO: PPI

PESHAWAR: Security forces on Friday claimed to have killed two suspected suicide bombers near the Pak-Afghan border.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the suicide bombers were killed when security forces engaged in the ongoing countrywide military offensive Radd-ul-Fasaad, foiled a terrorist attack on a border post in Khyber Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).

“Terrorists, including two suicide bombers, from across the border attempted fire raid and target Misthara post, two kilometres North West of Jarobi on Pak-Afghan border,” the military’s media wing said in a statement. “Both suicide bombers killed. Two soldiers got injured in exchange of fire with terrorists,” it added.

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Radd-ul-Fasaad is overall 11th military operation launched in the country since 2007 when the country adopted a comprehensive strategy to deal with terrorism. But most of earlier campaigns restricted to the tribal regions, Balochistan and Karachi.

Pakistan has been battling insurgency since shortly after it decided to ally with the US following its invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. Violence has declined in recent years following a series of military offensives in the northwest border areas as well as concerted efforts to block the militants’ sources of funding. But the remnants of militant groups are still able to carry out periodic bloody attacks, particularly in the northwest.

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