RAWALPINDI: Five Pakistani soldiers were martyred as terrorists from inside Afghanistan across the international border, opened fire on Pakistani troops in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Kurram district, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Pakistani troops responded to the firing in a befitting manner, causing heavy casualties to the terrorists.
During the exchange of fire, five security officials were martyred including Lance Naik Ajab Noor, 34-year-old (resident of Karachi, 22-year-old Sepoy Ziaullah Khan from Lakki Marwat, 23-year-old Sepoy Naheed Iqbal from Karak, 18-year-old Sepoy Sameerullah Khan from Bannu, 27-year-old Sepoy Sajid Ali from Bahawalnagar.
Pakistan strongly condemned the use of Afghan soil by terrorists for activities against Pakistan and expects that the interim Afghan government will not allow the conduct of such activities against Pakistan in future.
Pak Army is determined to defend Pakistan’s borders against the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave men further strengthen our resolve, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
Earlier in the month, in Balochistan’s Panjgur and Nushki, 13 terrorists had been killed and seven soldiers embraced martyrdom as security forces repulsed terrorist attacks on their camps.