Tuesday, May 02, 2017
RAWALPINDI: At least three terrorists were killed after Pakistan Army troops repulsed a cross-border attack in South Waziristan Agency late Monday, according to the Inter Services Public Relations.
Terrorists attacked two Pakistani outposts in South Waziristan Agency from across the border, the ISPR said in a statement.
South Waziristan is one of the seven tribal agencies in the country, part of which also borders Afghanistan.
The troops stationed at the border posts valiantly repulsed terrorist attack, killing three infiltrators. Scores of militants were also wounded in intense exchange of fire, it read.
Pakistan and Afghanistan share a long porous border, which comprises difficult-to-access areas, high mountain passes and treacherous terrain, making it difficult to secure every inch of the frontier.
Terrorists from Afghan side of the border have for long attempted to infiltrate the Pakistani territory in pursuance of their nefarious motives, however, the Pakistani security forces foiled such attempts for most of the times.
Earlier on February 10, a Pakistani outpost came under attack by terrorists from Afghanistan side of the border.
Militants opened fire at one of the border posts in Mohmand Agency, but the attack was effectively foiled. Pakistani troops timely responded rendering terrorists' fire ineffective.
The retaliation forced the miscreants to flee back.