Five Pakistan Army soldiers were killed in cross fire as militants from Afghanistan attacked three border posts in Mohmand Agency on Sunday night.
The military’s media wing, Inter Services Public Relations, said, “Last night terrorists from across the border attempted physical attack on three Pakistan border posts in Mohmand Agency.”
“Effective presence, vigilance and response repulsed terrorists’ attempt,” the statement added. Over 10 militants were reportedly killed.
The soldiers killed during the attack have been identified as Nk Sanaullah, Nk Safdar, Sepoy Altaf, Sepoy Nek Muhammad and Sepoy Anwar.
A faction of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Jamaatul Ahrar claimed responsibility for the attack.