Multiple cross border raids at Pakistan Army border posts repulsed

Multiple cross border raids at Pakistan Army border posts repulsed

PESHAWAR: Five terrorists were killed as the Pakistan Army repulsed multiple cross-border attacks and fire raids on its posts along the Pak-Afghan border area in the North Waziristan Agency on Friday, according to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). <link#_>

"Terrorists from across the Pak-Afghan border attempted multiple physical and fire raids on the Pakistan Army posts in Shawal, North Waziristan Agency," the ISPR said in a statement. The security forces valiantly repulsed all attempts to overrun posts and inflicted major damage on terrorists.

During the exchange of fire, three Pakistan Army soldiers also embraced martyrdom. The martyrs included Havaldar Iftikhar, a resident of Sargodha, Sepoy Aftab from Chitral and Sepoy Usman, resident of Gujarat.

The cross-border attacks by terrorists came two days after the killing of banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah in a US drone strike in Afghanistan's Kunar province. Fazlullah was killed along with four other commanders in a US drone strike in Kunar on June 13.

The Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Afghan Ministry of Defence and Taliban sources confirmed the killing of Fazlullah and four other commanders in Kunar. The Afghan president made a phone call to Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa to share the news of killing of Mullah Fazlullah.