Four soldiers were martyred in a clash ensued after a large group of terrorists attacked two Pakistani military posts located closer to Pakistan-Afghanistan border in general area Kalash, Chitral district.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement said the terrorists were equipped with latest weapons when they attacked the posts on Wednesday, adding that 12 militants were killed in retaliatory firing.
“Terrorists’ movement and concentration in Gawardesh, Pitigal, Barg-e-Matel and Batash areas of Nuristan and Kunar provinces of Afghanistan had already been picked up and were timely shared with Interim Afghan Government,” the military’s media wing said.
“Owing to heightened threat environment, own posts were already on high alert. The valiant soldiers fought bravely and repulsed the attacks inflicting heavy casualties to the terrorists. During the fire exchange, twelve terrorists were sent to hell, while a large number has been critically injured.”
However, during the intense exchange of fire, four brave soldiers, having fought gallantly, embraced martyrdom.
Sanitisation of the area is being carried out to eliminate any other terrorists found in the area, the ISPR said.
Security forces of Pakistan are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our soldiers further strengthen our resolve. The brave people of Chitral also stand firmly with the security forces in not allowing the terrorists to ruin the peace of the area.
Interim Afghan government is expected to fulfill its obligations and deny the use of Afghan soil by terrorists for perpetuating acts of terrorism against Pakistan.