Soldier martyred fighting terrorists across Afghan border

RAWALPINDI: A 25-year-old Frontier Corps (FC) soldier, Sepoy Fazal Wahid, was martyred in an exchange of fire when terrorists across the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the terrorists had opened fire at a military post across the international border, to which Pakistan’s troops responded promptly.
As a result, Wahid, a resident of Shangla, Swat, was injured, and later embraced martyrdom.
Pakistan has consistently been raising the issue with Afghanistan authorities for effective border management on their side of the border to check cross border terrorist incidents. Recently, Pakistan has completed the work of fencing the border to block the movement of militants.
Earlier on November 3, 2020, an FC soldier was killed in a cross-border firing from Afghanistan. The statement by the ISPR had said that terrorists fired from the Afghan side targeting a security forces’ border post on the bilateral border in the Manzaikai sector in Zhob area of Balochistan. A soldier of FC was martyred while two soldiers got injured.

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