Four Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred and one was injured in two separate terrorist attacks in the border regions of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the military said on Saturday.
The first attack took place in Upper Dir district near the border with Afghanistan, ISPR, the military’s media wing, said in a statement. Terrorists from across the border fired at soldiers fencing the porous frontier which resulted in the martyrdom of three troops.
One soldier was also injured in the attack, according to the ISPR.
In a separate incident in North Waziristan tribal district, terrorists opened fire on a patrol of security forces near Abba Khel in Spin Wam area. One soldier was martyred in the attack that took place on Friday night.
The military said two of the attackers were killed in retaliatory fire.
The martyred soldiers have been identified as Lance Naik Said Amin Afridi, 28 and resident of Khyber district, Lance Naik Muhammad Shoaib Swati, 31 and resident of Mansehra district and Sepoy Kashif Ali from Nowshera district.
The soldier who embraced martyrdom in North Waziristan has been identified as 22-year-old Sepoy Akhtar Hussain, resident of Baltistan.
Earlier this morning, one soldier embraced martyrdom when Indian border forces resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC).
“Indian troops resorted to unprovoked fire in Hajipir Sector,” the ISPR said in a statement.
Havaldar Nasir Hussain, 33, was a resident of Narowal and had been serving in the army for 16 years.
Govt summons Afghan envoy
The Foreign Office, meanwhile, summoned the Afghan Charge d’ Affaires in Islamabad over the attacks.
While strongly condemning the attack, the government called upon Kabul to secure the border regions especially along the sensitive points.
It urged Afghanistan to cooperate to effectively counter terrorist elements in their areas.