Seven FC soldiers killed in Pak-Afghan border firing: ISPR

Published: October 27, 2015
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A file photo of Frontier Corps personnel. PHOTO: EXPRESS

A file photo of Frontier Corps personnel. PHOTO: EXPRESS

A file photo of Frontier Corps personnel. PHOTO: EXPRESS PHOTO: fILE

SOUTH WAZIRISTAN: Seven Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were killed early Tuesday morning in firing from the Afghan side of the border in the Angoor Adda area of South Waziristan Agency.

“The firing occurred on an FC check post northeast of Angoor Adda in South Waziristan,” the military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

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“Three other FC personnel were injured in addition to those killed,” a senior military official told The Express Tribune.

Soon after the attack, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Khan strongly condemned the firing which killed seven FC personnel and injured three others.

Earlier on Sunday, at least four soldiers of the Pakistan Army were killed and four others were injured as militant groups fired rockets from across the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Khyber Agency.

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“Four Pakistan Army soldiers were killed and four others injured due to rocket fire,” an ISPR statement said.

“According to reports, rounds fired from Afghanistan side opposite Khyber Agency by terrorists hit a 8,000 feet high Pakistani post in Akhandwala Pass,” the statement added.

The attack comes as relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan are tense. Earlier, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani reiterated his call on Pakistan to adopt the “same definition” for terrorism for attacks in Afghanistan as it does for attacks across the Durand Line.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Neutral
    Oct 27, 2015 - 1:48PM

    May their souls rest in peace. Need equal response. Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Oct 27, 2015 - 4:38PM

    There is n border between Afghanistan and Pakistan then why it is called Pak-Afghan border. Pursue these terrorists and kill them wherever they are hiding. Don’t we have planes, helicopters and heavy guns. Recommend

  • whatever
    Oct 27, 2015 - 4:43PM

    those were brotherly firing and killing so nothing to worry. and yes Pakistan is ‘aatmee taqat’Recommend

  • Realist
    Oct 27, 2015 - 6:09PM

    Fighting a war asks for sacrifices. The enemy will not throw flowers for sure. The nation should be ready to digest such stuff time to time.Recommend

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