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2 Pakistani soldiers killed in cross-border attack from Afghanistan

Breaking News2017-11-13

By APD writer Muhammad Sohail ISLAMABAD, Nov. 13 (APD) -- At least two personnel of Pakistan army, including an officer, were killed and four others injured in a terrorist attack from the Afghanistan side of the border on Monday, the military said. According to a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), army’s mouthpiece, an unknown number of terrorists attacked a Pakistani Border post located in the Bajaur Agency, one of the seven tribal areas of the country stretching along Pak-Afghan border. “Terrorists from [the] Afghanistan side attempted [an] attack on Pakistani posts along [the] Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur Agency. The attempt was effectively responded killing 8-10 fleeing terrorists while many seen running back [were] injured,” ISPR said. The martyred soldiers were identified as Captain Junaid Hafeez and Sepoy Raham. "The absence of Afghan [state] writ on [the] Afghan side of the border, like many other areas, facilitate terrorists to undertake such attempts," ISPR said. The military claimed that at least 10 of the attackers were killed and several others got injured in the retaliatory fire from the Pakistani side. Following the intense retaliatory fire, the terrorist ran back to the Afghanistan side, the statement said. The incident comes days after a similar attack on a check post at the border in Rajgal Valley left one soldier dead on Nov. 9. Pakistan started fencing the Pak-Afghan border earlier this year to prevent terrorists from crossing into the country from Afghanistan. The two countries accuse each other of harboring their militant enemies, but both deny the charges. Earlier this month, Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary, Tehmina Janjua maintained that terror groups are not functioning in Pakistan, but operating from across the Pak-Afghan border. "In Afghanistan, 45 percent of the country is not under government control, which is why the Haqqani network and other terror groups do not need a safe haven in Pakistan," she said. (ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

By APD writer Muhammad Sohail

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 13 (APD) -- At least two personnel of Pakistan army, including an officer, were killed and four others injured in a terrorist attack from the Afghanistan side of the border on Monday, the military said.

According to a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), army’s mouthpiece, an unknown number of terrorists attacked a Pakistani Border post located in the Bajaur Agency, one of the seven tribal areas of the country stretching along Pak-Afghan border.

“Terrorists from [the] Afghanistan side attempted [an] attack on Pakistani posts along [the] Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur Agency. The attempt was effectively responded killing 8-10 fleeing terrorists while many seen running back [were] injured,” ISPR said.

The martyred soldiers were identified as Captain Junaid Hafeez and Sepoy Raham.

"The absence of Afghan [state] writ on [the] Afghan side of the border, like many other areas, facilitate terrorists to undertake such attempts," ISPR said.

The military claimed that at least 10 of the attackers were killed and several others got injured in the retaliatory fire from the Pakistani side. Following the intense retaliatory fire, the terrorist ran back to the Afghanistan side, the statement said.

The incident comes days after a similar attack on a check post at the border in Rajgal Valley left one soldier dead on Nov. 9.

Pakistan started fencing the Pak-Afghan border earlier this year to prevent terrorists from crossing into the country from Afghanistan.

The two countries accuse each other of harboring their militant enemies, but both deny the charges.

Earlier this month, Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary, Tehmina Janjua maintained that terror groups are not functioning in Pakistan, but operating from across the Pak-Afghan border.

"In Afghanistan, 45 percent of the country is not under government control, which is why the Haqqani network and other terror groups do not need a safe haven in Pakistan," she said.

(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

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