3 Pakistanis martyred in firing from Afghanistan

By: News Desk
Published: 05:10 PM, 17 Jul, 2020
3 Pakistanis martyred in firing from Afghanistan
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At least three Pakistanis were martyred and seven others were injured in cross-border firing from Afghanistan in Bajaur on Friday.

Three Pakistani residents were martyred in firing from Afghanistan, while seven others including two security forces personnel sustained injuries. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital, a private TV channel reported.

In 2017, with an aim to improve the security situation in the country, Pakistan had commenced the fencing of the entire border with Afghanistan. The step had been taken to improve along the Pak-Afghan border in line with directives of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

Pakistan Army and Frontier Constabulary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa besides fences are also constructing new border posts to improve surveillance and defence. “A secure boundary area is a common interest of both countries, and a well-coordinated boundary security mechanism is essential for enduring peace and stability,” said the ISPR.