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Saturday Sep 14 2019
Web Desk

Four soldiers martyred near Pak-Afghan border in Dir, North Waziristan: ISPR

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RAWALPINDI: Four Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred in Dir and North Waziristan on Saturday when terrorists opened fire on them from across the Pak-Afghan border.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the incident happened when the soldiers were on regular duty patrolling the Abba Khel, Spinwam area late last night near the Pak-Afghan border.

The martyred included Sepoy Akhtar Hussain, 23, a resident of Baltistan. 

The media’s military wing added in exchange of fire, two miscreants were killed.

In a separate incident on the Pak-Afghan Border in Dir, three soldiers embraced martyrdom while one was wounded when a suspected terrorist opened fire.

The martyred include Lance Naik Said Amin Afridi, 28, a resident of Khyber, Lance Naik Muhammad Shoaib Swati, 31, who hailed from Manshera and Sepoy Kashif Ali, 22, a resident of Nowshera. 

The Foreign Office summoned Afghan charge d' affaires to record protest, following the incident.

According to the FO, the Afghan charge d’ affaires was handed over a demarche condemning firing on army personnel who were busy in installing the fence on the border.