Two terrorists killed as cross-border attack thwarted

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The Zakhakhel peace committee was targeted by militants from across the border who opened fire on their posts from Afghanistan.
According to sources, peace Lashkars in the area, Tauhidul Islam came under attack from militants from across the border.
Heavy exchange of fire continued for over two hours in which two militants were killed. The bodies were taken into custody by the peace committee.
The sources said that the remaining militants managed to escape.
A young officer of the Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom last month when terrorists from across the border fired upon a Pakistani post in Khyber Agency.
Lieutenant Arsalan Alam, 22, who belonged to the army’s Sindh regiment, was commanding the border post in Rajgal, in the Tirah valley, when it came under fire from inside Afghanistan.
Sources said that the terrorists attacked through mortar shells and rocket launcher.
The bodies of the terrorists are in the possession of the Aman lashkar.
Meanwhile, the counter-terrorism department arrested on Sunday four terrorists trying to plant a bomb on Peshawar’s Shah Alam bridge.
The suspects had prepared the bombs in two oil cans, according to the CTD. Police also recovered pistols and cartridges from the suspects’ possession. The Bomb Disposal Squad reached the area and defused the bombs, the CTD said. The CTD further said that the suspects belong to a proscribed organization.

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