Soldier martyred in cross-border terrorist attack from Afghanistan


A soldier of the Pakistan Army was martyred on Sunday when terrorists from inside Afghanistan across the international border opened fire on a military post in Hassan Khel Sector of North Waziristan district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the military’s media affairs wing said on Sunday.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistani army, said that terrorists opened fire from the Afghan side of the border at the Pakistani troops in the Hassan Khel Sector of North Waziristan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The Pakistan Army troops responded in a befitting manner. The martyred soldier was identified as Assistant Lance Daffadar Waqar Ali (32-year-old, resident of Chota Lahore, Swabi) who embraced martyrdom during the fire exchange.
Pakistan has consistently been requesting Afghanistan to ensure effective border management. Pakistan strongly condemns the use of Afghan soil by terrorists for activities against Pakistan,” the ISPR said.
The military’s media wing further said that the army is determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen the resolve.