Cross-border terror attack from Afghanistan kills two Pak soldiers

13 November, 2017, 18:29 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor- File

Major General Asif Ghafoor Monday said that Pakistan was paying the price for a security vacuum on Afghan side of the border.

Two security personnel were killed and four others were injured when suspected terrorists from across the border in Kunar province of Afghanistan attacked a security check post in Mamond tehisl, along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area, officials said.

According to ISPR, the attempt was effectively responded and many fleeing terrorists were seen running back in injured condition.

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

According to military's media wing, around eight to 10 terrorists were killed in retaliatory firing.

The anti-state Pakistani Taliban militant group claimed responsibility for plotting Monday's attack.

The Pakistan army is also constructing fully-equipped new posts and forts along the border, hoping the plan will address mutual concerns about terrorist infiltration from both sides. The Pakistani army said the absence of Afghan central government's writ on its side of the border facilitated such militant attacks.

The incident comes days after a Pakistani soldier was killed in a similar attack on a check post at the border in Rajgal Valley.

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