Pakistan

PESHAWAR – At least five security official were martyred in an attack from Afghanistan near the border in Lower Kurram Agency, ISPR reported.

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”.

The strike comes days after Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited Afghanistan where he met President Ashraf Ghani to discuss matters of mutual interest.

The two countries have been accusing each other of providing shelter to terrorists and carrying out attacks.

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