Five Pak soldiers embrace martyrdom in terror strike from Afghanistan

By: News Desk
Published: 07:43 PM, 6 Feb, 2022
Five Pak soldiers embrace martyrdom in terror strike from Afghanistan
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Five Pakistani soldiers embraced martyrdom when terrorists from Afghanistan started unprovoked cross-border firing, ISPR said on Sunday.

The terrorists used Afghan soil and attacked gunfire in Kurram district of Pakistan, the military media wing said. Pak troops responded in a befitting manner and inflicting a heavy loss upon the terrorists, the ISPR said citing intelligence reports.

It said 34-year-old Lance Naik Ajab Noor, a resident of Karachi, 22-year-old  Sepoy Ziaullah Khan, a resident of Lakki Marwat, 23-year-old Sepoy Naheed Iqbal, a resident of Karak, 18-year-old Sepoy Sameerullah Khan, a resident of Bannu and 27-year-old Sepoy Sajid Ali, a resident of Bahawalnagar, embraced martyrdom.

The Pak Army is determined to defend its borders against all types of terrorism and the sacrifices of the sons of Pak soil strengthen this resolve.

Pakistan strongly condemned the use of Afghan soil by terrorists against the Pak land. Islamabad expected the interim setup of Kabul will not allow the conduct of such activities against Pakistan in the future.

A couple of days ago, seven soldiers embraced martyrdom in a terror strike from Afghan soil, ISPR reported, adding that 13 terrorists were killed in security forces’ operations during terror attacks in Naushki and Panjgur. Reportedly, 10 Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred as terrorists attacked a checkpoint in Kech district of Balochistan. According to ISPR, the terrorists stormed the security forces’ post on the night of Jan 25-26.

Last month, the string of such strikes left an FC soldier martyred in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Mohmand district. Three Levies Force personnel along with a Bugti clan elder were martyred and eight others injured in twin bomb blasts in the Sui area of Dera Bugti. In November last year, another FC soldier embraced martyrdom when terrorists attacked a checkpoint along the Pak-Afghan border in Zhob.

Pakistan has consistently been raising the issue with the Afghan authorities for effective border management on their side of the border to check the cross-border terrorist incidents.