Two soldiers martyred in terrorist attack from across Pak-Afghan border

Pakistan strongly condemns continuous use of Afghan soil by terrorists for activities against Pakistan, says ISPR


News Desk June 30, 2021

NORTH WAZIRISTAN:

Two Pakistan Army soldiers embraced martyrdom after terrorists opened fire from Afghanistan across the international border on a military post in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P)'s Dwatoi in North Waziristan district, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday.

The military’s media wing stated that Pakistan Army troops responded to the attack in a befitting manner.

During the exchange of fire, 43-year-old Havaldar Saleem and 35-year-old Lance Naik Pervaiz embraced martyrdom, the ISPR's statement read.

Pakistan has consistently asked Afghanistan to ensure effective management and control on their side of the border.

“Pakistan strongly condemns the continuous use of Afghan soil by terrorists for activities against Pakistan,” the ISPR said.

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Earlier on June 20, security forces killed two terrorists during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's North Waziristan district, said a statement issued by the ISPR.

The operation was conducted in North Waziristan's Spinwam area on reports of presence of the terrorists.

The ISPR said that during the intense exchange of fire, Naik Nazakat Khan, a 32-year-old resident of Attock, embraced martyrdom.

The statement further said that the killed terrorists were active members of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Spinwam and were involved in terrorist activities against the security forces.

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