RAWALPINDI    -   Three soldiers were embraced martyrdom during exchange of fire with terrorists from inside the Afghanistan’s borer in general area of Kharlachi, Kurram district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Army said on Tuesday. 

According to a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the terrorists from inside Afghanistan across the international border, opened fire on Pakistani troops, who responded in a befitting manner. As per credible intelligence reports, due to fire of own troops, terrorists suffered heavy casualties.

Those who embraced martyrdom while fighting gallantly, include Naik Muhammad Rehman, resident of Karak; Naik Maweez Khan, resident of Jamrud, Khyber; and Sepoy Irfan Ullah, resident of Dargai, Malakand.

The statement said that Pakistan strongly condemns use of Afghan soil by terrorists for activities against Pakistan and expects that Afghan government will not allow conduct of such activities in future. It said that Pakistan Army is determined to defend Pakistan’s borders against the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of brave soldiers further strengthen its resolve.