Pakistan submits strong protest over soldiers martyrdom

Pakistan has lodged a strong protest with the Afghan Government over the martyrdom of five Pakistani soldiers at Pakistan military post in Mohmand Agency and one soldier in Khyber agency as a result of firing by terrorists from Afghan territory. 

In this regard, Afghan Deputy Head of Mission was called to the Foreign Office on Monday and conveyed Pakistan’s grave concern over the incidents.

The Afghan Government was urged to thoroughly investigate the incidents and take firm action against the terrorists operating from its soil to prevent recurrence of such incidents.

It was further emphasized that cooperation from Afghan side for effective border management was important for preventing cross-border movement of terrorists and militants.

Pakistan has strongly denounced the cross border terrorist attack in Mohmand Agency.

In a statement, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said our valiant soldiers sacrificed their lives for the security of the country and their people.

Terrorists from across the border in Afghanistan had attacked three check posts in Mohmand Agency Sunday night.

According to reports, Pakistani forces gave a befitting response to the attack and killed over ten terrorists in the exchange of fire.

Five personnel of the security forces also embraced martyrdom in the exchange of fire.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa appreciated Pakistan Army’s befitting response to the terrorist attack.

He said the terrorists are a common enemy and coordinated efforts are required to check free movement of terrorists on the border.

-Radio Pakistan