Two soldiers martyred in Kurram terror attack

Two soldiers martyred in Kurram terror attack

Staff Report

RAWALPINDI: Two soldiers were matryred in an exchange of fire with terrorists trying to enter Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Kurram district by crossing the fence along the Pak-Afghan border, Inter Services Public Relations said on Wednesday.
According to military’s wing, terrorists from inside Afghanistan attempted to infiltrate into Pakistan in the night between October 26 and October 27.
“Troops initiated a prompt response and thwarted the attempted illegal crossing by engaging the terrorists,” the ISPR said in a statement.
It added that during the exchange of fire with the terrorist, 24-year-old Lance Naik Asad, a resident of Kurram, and 21-year-old Sepoy Asif, a resident of Lakki Marwat, embraced martyred. “Pakistan strongly condemns the use of Afghan soil by terrorists for activities against Pakistan and expects that [the] interim Afghan government will not allow such activities against Pakistan in [the] future,” the ISPR said.
It added that the Pakistan Army was determined to safeguard the country’s frontiers against the menace of terrorism, and “such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve.”