Attack from Afghanistan leaves a troop martyred in N Waziristan

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Tariq Saeed
Peshawar

With a weak time the another naked aggression was made from across the border when terrorists from Afghanistan launched assault on Pakistani Troops in North Waziristan leaving a soldier martyred on Monday late night. The security forces are reported to have retaliated the attack effectively and reportedly inflicted losses on the aggressors.

“A Pakistan Army soldier embraced martyrdom during an exchange of fire with the terrorists”. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) communiqué issued on Tuesday.

According to the military’s media wing, terrorists from inside Afghanistan across the international border opened fire on the Pakistani troops in the general area of Dwa Toi, North Waziristan District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Pakistan Army troops responded in a befitting manner and, as per intelligence reports, terrorists suffered heavy casualties. The ISPR said though details of the losses on part of the terrorists could not be ascertained.

However, during an exchange of fire, Sepoy Nazar Muhammad, who was a 34-year-old resident of Jaffarabad in Balochistan, embraced martyrdom having fighting the terrorists gallantly.

Pakistan has strongly condemned the fresh incident and said the use of Afghan soil by terrorists for activities against Pakistan was regrettable. It said we expect that the Interim Afghan Government will not allow the conduct of such activities in future, the statement read.

“The army is determined to defend Pakistan’s borders against the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve,” the ISPR said.

Also on Sept. 13, it may be recalled, at least three Pakistani soldiers were martyred when terrorists from across Afghanistan opened fire on the troops stationed in general area of Kharlachi, Kurram District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

“During fire exchange, Naik Muhammad Rehman (age 32 years, resident of Karak), Naik Maweez Khan (age 34 years, resident of Jamrud, Khyber) and Sepoy Irfan Ullah (age 27 years, resident of Dargai, Malakand), having fought gallantly, embraced Shahadat.

 

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