ISLAMABAD : Pakistan has strongly condemned the unprovoked aggressive action by Afghan forces and evident support to terrorists which resulted in martyrdom of one FC soldier and injuries to two others.
The Foreign Office spokesperson in a statement said on Thursday that terrorists operating from Afghanistan resorted to mortar and heavy weapons fire on Pakistan posts in Binshahi Sector in Dir while Afghan border police posts also started engaging Pakistan Army posts. The spokesperson said this is detrimental to the existing coordination and cooperation mechanism between the two countries. The statement said Pakistan reiterates its determination to firmly respond to orchestrated terrorist attacks from across the border. Earlier, a soldier of the Frontier Corps was martyred and two got injured, after heavy mortar and weapons firing, from across the border with Afghanistan, the military’s media wing said on Wednesday. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, the incident occurred at the border in the Bin Shahi area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Lower Dir district. In May, six security personnel were martyred when an FC reconnaissance vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) during a routine patrol in Buleda district of Balochistan near the Pakistan-Iran border. An officer was among the martyrs.