Two FC Personnel have been martyred whereas 6 terrorists have been killed in a cross border attack in Khyber Agency, said ISPR in a statement. The Security Personnel sacrificed their lives when militants attacked a Check Post from across the Pak-Afghan Border in Khyber Agency. Pakistani Troops effectively responded the attack after which six terrorists were killed during the exchange of fire.
Earlier, Security Forces also foiled a Terrorist Attack at FC Centre in Shabqadar area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in which two Suicide Bombers were sent to hell. In an exchange of fire with the terrorists, a Security Personnel also laid down his life while two others were injured in the incident, District Police Officer (DPO) said.
The injured ones were immediately transferred to a hospital for Medical Assistance. This area remains a hotbed of Militant Activity, as recently a prominent lawyer Mohammad Jan Advocate was killed and his nephew was injured in an attack. Last month in Tangi’s area of Charsadda, three terrorists and seven people were killed in a Militant Attack near a court.
Earlier this month, Five Soldiers of Pakistan Army had lost their lives in a Cross-Border Terrorist Attack on three Pakistani Border Posts along the Pak-Afghan Border Area. In retaliation, Pakistan Army had killed over 15 terrorists following the incident.
The latest incident comes at a time when Pakistan and Afghanistan have shown progress during talks in London on the re-opening of the Pak-Afghan border. The two sides had reportedly agreed to take tangible confidence-building measures to ensure and ease each other’s concerns. The dialogue in London was actually focused on mutual concerns about the existence of terrorist sanctuaries on each other’s soil.
Soon after the bombing of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s Shrine, Pakistan Army handed over a list of 76 “Most Wanted” TTP and Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) Terrorists living in hideouts along the Pakistan-Afghan border to Kabul. Army had closed the several Pak Afghan Border Crossings and also started Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad in the country to apprehend the militants and their facilitators.