Two FC soldiers martyred in Afghan cross-border attack

Published: April 15, 2018
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Representational image. PHOTO: REUTERS

Representational image. PHOTO: REUTERS

PESHAWAR: At least two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were martyred and 12 injured in a cross-border skirmish along the Pak-Afghan border late on Saturday night, said a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Originating from Afghanistan’s Khost province, the attack targeted FC troops conducting routine surveillance near the Laka Teega check-post in Lower Kurram Agency.

According to the ISPR, the security officials have countered the attack while ensuring there were no civilian casualties.

A local political official, who asked not to be identified, said that security forces had responded on Sunday by opening fire along the border.

 

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Mosques made announcements urging locals to assist the armed forces, prompting throngs of tribesmen from Bangash and other tribes to arrive at the border after the attack.

An investigation has been launched into the cross-border firing incident.

In a separate incident, at least nine security personnel were injured when a military convoy came under attack in North Waziristan.

According to sources, the military convoy was travelling from Mirali to Khajori when it hit a roadside landmine near a security check post.

A curfew has been imposed in the area, with security officials carrying out a search operation.

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  • Sharath Chandra
    Apr 15, 2018 - 8:20PM

    Remember 1971Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Apr 16, 2018 - 6:14AM

    India is frustrated by its losses in Kashmir and the LoC so its trying to activate the Afghan border.Recommend

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