Soldier injured in attack from Afghanistan

This is was the second cross-border terror attack in three days

News Desk May 08, 2021

At least one army soldier sustained injuries when terrorists from Afghanistan opened fire from across the international border on a military post in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's Bajaur district late Friday night, the army's media wing said.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistan Army troops responded befittingly to the attack.

“Pakistan has consistently been requesting Afghanistan to ensure effective border management and strongly condemns the use of Afghan soil by terrorists for inciting activities against Pakistan,” the ISPR said.

The statement further said that Pakistan strongly condemns the use of Afghan soil by terrorists for activities against the country.

This is the second incident in three days in which terrorists attacked Pakistani troops from the Afghan side of the border.

Read more: Four FC troopers martyred in Zhob terrorist attack

On Wednesday, at least four personnel of the Frontier Corps (FC) were martyred while six others were injured in a terrorist attack in Balochistan's Zhob district.

The FC troopers were part of a fencing party working on the Pak-Afghan border when they came under attack from Afghanistan.

"[The attack took place] today during [a] fencing activity in Manzakai sector, district Zhob, Balochistan along [the] Pak-Afghan border," read a statement from the ISPR.

"Terrorists from across Afghanistan ambushed FC troops moving for fencing. 4 FC soldiers embraced shahadat while 6 got injured. FC troops responded promptly," the communique added.

The injured, it added, were evacuated to CMH [Combined Military Hospital] Quetta. "Those shaheed include Havaldar Noor Zaman, Sepoy Shakeel Abbas, Sepoy Ehsan Ullah and Naik Sultan."

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In January, an FC soldier embraced martyrdom when terrorists from inside Afghanistan fired across the international border at a military check post in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Mohmand district.

25-year-old Sepoy Fazal Wahid, a resident of Shangla in Swat valley, sustained bullet injuries during the exchange of fire and succumbed to his wounds later on. Pakistani troops responded promptly to the attack.

In November last year, another FC soldier embraced martyrdom when terrorists attacked a checkpost along the Pak-Afghan border in Zhob.

Pakistan has consistently been raising the issue with the Afghan authorities for effective border management on their side of the border to check the cross-border terrorist incidents.

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