RAWALPINDI: At least two security personnel were martyred while five others were wounded in an armed attack from across the Pak-Afghan border in Kurram Agency.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing, in a statement said that the Frontier Corps personnel deployed in Kurram Agency were attacked from Afghanistan.
“Troops were carrying out routine surveillance along Pak Afghan border for plugging of gaps and making necessary preparations for starting fencing in that area,” it said.
“2 FC soldiers martyred and 5 injured. Pakistani troops are exercising maximum restraint so as to avoid any Afghan civilian casualties. Mil engagement is underway to defuse situation.”
Kurram is one of the most sensitive tribal areas as it borders three Afghan provinces and at one point was one of the key routes for militant movement across the border.
Pakistan began fencing the Pak-Afghan border last year to prevent terrorists from crossing into the country from Afghanistan. INP/Agencies