Retaliation is our right, says Asif

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Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said on Friday that the security forces have the right to retaliate against the attacks of foreign terrorists.

The defence minister said that the terrorists had killed Pakistani soldiers in a cowardly attack on security forces in North Waziristan and it was the right of the forces to hit back the aggressors.

“We would not cede our right to defend,” Asif said

Khawaja Asif was speaking with reference to the gun battle took place in North Waziristan in which at least 23 suspected militants were killed late on Wednesday.
According to a security official who requested anonymity, the suspected militants tried to ambush a convoy of security forces which was returning back from Khajuri checkpost area in Mirali Tehsil of North Waziristan tribal region.