Three soldiers martyred in North Waziristan cross-border attack: ISPR

Three soldiers martyred in North Waziristan cross-border attack: ISPR

Rawalpindi (Staff Report/Agencies): Three soldiers were martyred and seven others injured when terrorists attacked Pakistani troops along the Pak-Afghan border in North Waziristan on Wednesday.


According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), around 60 to 70 terrorists, from bases in Afghanistan attacked Pakistan Army troops engaged in fencing work along the Pak-Afghan border in Alwara, North Waziristan.

Three Pakistan Army soldiers embraced martyrdom while seven soldiers were injured in the attack, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

The statement added that several terrorists were killed in retaliatory firing by the Pakistan Army.

The soldiers who embraced martyrdom were identified as Lance Naik Ali, Lance Naik Nazir, Sepoy Imdad Ullah.

“While Pakistan security forces are solidifying border security through fencing and construction of forts to deny liberty of action to the terrorists, Afghan Security Forces and the authorities need to have more effective control in border region to support Pakistan's efforts as well as deny use of Afghan soil against Pakistan”, the statement said.

The ISPR statement added that Pakistan's fencing effort shall continue despite all such impediments.