Seven terrorists killed as infiltration bid from Afghanistan foiled

ISPR urges interim Afghan govt to ensure effective border management, deny use of Afghan soil by terrorists

News Desk April 17, 2024
A soldier stands guard along the border fence outside the Kitton outpost on the border with Afghanistan in North Waziristan. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Security forces on Tuesday killed at least seven terrorists who were trying to infiltrate the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in the North Waziristan district, the military said in a statement.

“On 16 April 2024, movement of a group of seven terrorists, trying to infiltrate the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, was detected by security forces in general area Spinkai, Ghulam Khan of North Waziristan District,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

The statement said that the infiltrators were surrounded, effectively engaged and after an intense fire exchange, all seven territories were killed. “A large quantity of weapons, ammunition and explosives was also recovered from the killed terrorists,” it added.

ISPR said that Pakistan has consistently been asking the interim Afghan government to ensure effective border management on their side of the border.

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“Interim Afghan government is expected to fulfil its obligations and deny the use of Afghan soil by terrorists for perpetuating acts of terrorism against Pakistan,” it added.

It further said that the security forces of Pakistan are determined and remain committed to securing its borders and eliminating the menace of terrorism from the country.

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A day earlier, the military had said that terrorist groups operating from Afghanistan were acting as proxies against Pakistan and its economic interests, especially the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), posing a threat to regional and global security.

Chairing the 264th Corps Commanders’ Conference at the General Headquarters, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Syed Asim Munir directed the top military commanders to pro-actively deny any space to the terrorists, the ISPR said in a news release.

According to the ISPR, Gen Asim praised the untiring efforts of the army and the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in successfully thwarting several terrorist attacks and neutralising key terrorist commanders during the ongoing counterterrorism operations.


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