Solider martyred in cross-border terror attack from Afghanistan

A Pakistan Army soldier embraced martyrdom while thwarting a terrorist attack from Afghanistan in bordering Dwatoi area of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s North Waziristan district, the military said on Tuesday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), on September 19, the terrorists from inside Afghanistan opened fire on the Pakistani troops in general area Dwatoi, which was responded in a befitting manner.

Quoting credible intelligence reports, the military’s media wing said terrorists suffered heavy casualties.

Sepoy Nazar Muhammad aged 34, a resident of Jaffarabad, fought gallantly and embraced Shahadat [martyrdom] during the exchange of fire.

“Pakistan strongly condemns the use of Afghan soil by terrorists for activities against it and expects that the interim Afghan government will not allow conduct of such activities, in future,” the ISPR said.

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The Pakistan Army, it added, was determined to defend the country’s borders against the menace of terrorism and “such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve”.

Earlier this month, three Pakistani soldiers embraced martyrdom when, the army said, terrorists from Afghanistan opened fire on their post.

Terrorists from across the border continue to pose security threat to Pakistan despite Afghan Taliban takeover and promises by the interim government not to allow Afghan soil to be used against its neighbour.

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