Two Pak Army sepoys martyred in cross-border attack from inside Afghanistan

Two sepoys of Pakistan Army have been martyred in a terrorist attack from inside Afghanistan, the ISPR revealed. 

"Terrorists from inside Afghanistan across the international border opened fire on a military post in Bajaur district. In the [ensuing] exchange of fire, Sepoy Jamal and Sepoy Ayaz embraced shahadat [martyrdom]," said a statement from the army's media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations.

"Pakistan Army troops responded in a befitting manner. As per intelligence reports, due to the fire of Pakistan army troops, 2-3 terrorists were killed and 3-4 terrorists were injured, it added.

Pakistan "strongly" condemns the use of Afghan soil by terrorists for activities against Pakistan and expects that the existing and future setup in Kabul will not allow such activities, said the statement.

The attack happened days after the Taliban assured the world that they would not allow terrorists to use Afghanistan as a base for attacking other countries.

It is pertinent to note that earlier, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad stated that the Taliban had assured Islamabad that they would not allow Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to operate from Afghanistan's soil.

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