Soldier martyred in cross-border attack in Mohmand Agency

05:20 PM | 26 Apr, 2018
Soldier martyred in cross-border attack in Mohmand Agency
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RAWALPINDI - A soldiers embraced martyrdom in an exchange of fire with militants who attacked a Pakistani checkpost in Mohmand Agency from across the border on Thursday.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Pakistani forces effectively responded to the attack and killed three terrorists.

The martyred soldier has been identified as 21-year-old Sepoy Farman Ullah.

Earlier this month, at least five security official were martyred in an attack from Afghanistan near the border in Lower Kurram Agency, ISPR reported.

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The military's media wing in its statement said that troops of Frontier Constabulary were carrying out routine surveillance along the border for plugging of gaps and making necessary preparations for starting fencing in that area when the attack was launched.

It added, "Pakistani troops are exercising maximum restraint so as to avoid any Afghan civilian casualties. Mil engagement is underway to defuse situation".