April 22, 2018

Pakistan victim of security vacuum in Afghanistan: ISPR

13 November 2017, 06:38 | Opal Carroll

2 Pakistani soldiers killed in Afghan border attack

Pakistan Army captain sepoy martyred in cross-border attack from Afghanistan 10 terrorists killed in retaliation

The Pakistan military has recently begun installing a 12-feet-high robust fence along the almost 2,600 kilometer, largely porous Afghan border to try to block such terrorist attacks from the other side, officials say. "The attempt was effectively responded killing 8-10 fleeing terrorists while many seen running back were injured", Dawn quoted media wing of the Pakistan Armed Forces Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) as saying in a statement.

The deceased soldiers were identified as Captain Junaid Hafeez and Sepoy Raham, Dawn online reported.

Ghafoor added that the lives of soldiers and civilians on both sides of the border are precious and further stated it requires the elimination of terrorists and their sanctuaries in Afghanistan.

Separately, the ISPR said in another press release that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with Pakistan army team which won Gold Medal in "Exercise Cambrian Patrol" held in the United Kingdom from October 13-22.

Independent verification was not possible as the area is largely closed off to reporters.

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Before that in September, a 22-year-old Lieutenant named Arsalan Alam embraced martyrdom in another attack on a check-post in Rajgal.

He belonged to the Sindh Regiment and was raised in Rawalpindi.

According to ISPR, the militants launched attack from border areas of Afghanistan. Two soldiers were also martyred and 15 were injured during the operation. Kabul does not recognize it as an worldwide border and has objected to the new fortifications.

Afghanistan government did not take to the fencing well and forces resorted to firing and shelling.

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