Soldier martyred in Afghan cross-border attack


Tariq Saeed


Exploiting the absence of any control on the Afghan side of the border, terrorists from Afghanistan resorted to further naked aggression and ambushed a Pakistani check post in Bajaur district. This led to the martyrdom of a soldier.
Military officials said the Pakistan Army Sepoy Sabir Shah, 24-year-old, was martyred in the firing, Inter-Services Public Relations said in a communiqué. The Pakistani check post on Bajaur sector was targeted from Afghanistan on the night between Monday and Tuesday.
The spokesperson of the military’s media wing further said that the issue of border management has been raised multiple times with Afghanistan in order asking the Kabul government for effectively curbing the use of its soil for attacks against Pakistan.
“Pakistan has been consistently raising the issue for border management by other side to avoid use of Afghanistan soil against Pakistan,” the ISPR maintained. In fact the naked aggression across the border
has been continuing unabated in our tribal belt since long. While the militants from the neighboring Afghanistan have been crossing into Pakistani territory for the last many years and launching assaults both on the security forces as well as the local

people mostly in Bajaur and Mohmand agencies and Dir district, the Afghan National Army also spare no opportunity to launch assaults on the Pakistani security forces striving to restore the state writ in the region.