RAWALPINDI: At least five security officials were injured in two separate incidents of cross-border skirmish initiated by terrorists from the Afghan side on Sunday, said a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
According to the statement, terrorists carried out attacks along the Pak-Afghan border in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Bajaur Agency and Balochistan’s Qamar din Qarez, injuring four Frontier Corps soldiers and one Pakistan Air Force (PAF) official deployed at the observation post.
Security forces responded effectively and repulsed physical attacks, as a result of which six terrorists were killed and several injured.
“Taking advantage of ungoverned spaces and facilitation inside Afghanistan, the terrorists resort to such attacks to prevent fencing and construction of border posts,” read the statement.
Fencing of Pak-Afghan border and construction of border forts will continue irrespective of the challenges posed by inimical forces, and in order to consolidate the gains of successful kinetic operations against terrorism, the ISPR statement added.
In December last year, three FC troops were martyred in cross-border firing from terrorists on the Pak-Afghan border. The FC personnel were busy constructing a new border post when the attack took place in the Shunkrai area of Mohmand agency. At least five terrorists were killed by retaliatory fire from Pakistani forces and another 11 were injured, ISPR had said.