Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Two soldiers of Frontier Corps (FC) embraced martyrdom when the troops intercepted terrorists attempting to cross the fence along the Pak-Afghan border in Kurram district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the military's media wing said on Wednesday.
According to Inter Services Public relations (ISPR), the incident occurred on the night between October 26 and 27.
The statement said that the troops initiated a prompt response and thwarted the attempted illegal crossing by engaging the terrorists,"
“During the intense fire exchange, 24-year-old Lance Naik Asad, a resident of Kurram and 21-year-old Sepoy Asif, a resident of Lakki Marwat embraced martyrdom,” the military's media wing said.
The statement added that Pakistan strongly condemns the use of Afghan soil by terrorists for activities against Pakistan and expects that interim Afghan government will not allow such activities against Pakistan.
"Pakistan Army is determined to guard Pakistan's frontiers against the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve," the ISPR said.