Two FC soldiers martyred, five wounded in cross border attack from Afghanistan


*PESHAWAR: *At least two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were martyred and five injured in a cross-border skirmish along the Pak-Afghan border late on Saturday night, said a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Originating from Afghanistan’s Khost province, the attack targeted FC troops conducting routine surveillance near the Laka Teega check-post in Lower Kurram Agency.

According to ISPR, the security officials have countered the attack while ensuring there were no civilian casualties.

Meanwhile, the political administration in Kurram Agency has said that the tribesmen from Bangash and other tribes have also started to assemble to aid security forces.

An investigation has been launched into the cross-border firing incident.

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