Pakistan Army captain, sepoy martyred in cross-border attack from Afghanistan

RAWALPINDI Nov 13: A cross-border attack by terrorist from Afghanistan in Pakistan’s Bajaur Agency led to the martyrdom of two Pakistan Army troops, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Monday.

Captain Junaid Hafeez and Sepoy Raham were martyred in the attack on a border post of the Pakistan Army.

Four other Army troops were injured in the assault on the border post.

At least eight terrorists were also killed in the attack and others were injured in retaliatory fire from the Army.

The Army’s media wing added that remaining terrorists withdrew across the border after sustaining casualties.

“Absence of Afghan writ on Afghan side of the border like many other areas facilitate terrorists to undertake such attempts,” said the ISPR.

Attacks originating from Afghanistan by militants have become more regular as militants have established sanctuaries in Afghanistan.

PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz, in a tweet on Twitter, prayed for the martyred Army personnel and for fortitude for the bereaved families.