Five Pak Army men killed in terrorist attack along Afghan border posts

Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 6 (ANI): At least five Pakistan Army soldiers and more than 10 militants have reportedly been killed in a terrorist attack on three border posts along Afghasnistan in Mohmand Agency on Sunday night.

Pakistan army's military media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement that last night terrorists from across the border attempted physical attack on three Pakistan border posts in Mohmand Agency.

"In exchange of fire five soldiers embraced martyrdom and over 10 terrorists were reportedly killed," Dawn quoted the ISPR statement as saying.

"Effective presence, vigilance and response repulsed terrorists attempt," it added.

Appreciating the response by Pakistani troops to last night's cross border attack, Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Jawed Bajwa expressed grief on the loss of precious lives and hailed the sacrifices made by the soldiers.

General Bajwa emphasised on the need for physical presence on the Afghan side of the border for effective border security.

"Terrorists are common threat and must be denied freedom of movement/action along the border," he said.

The cross border terror attack comes at the time when Pakistan is facing a surge in terror attacks in the country.

Pakistan and Afghanistan have accused each other over harbouring terrorists, and the issue came into the spotlight once again following the recent string of terrorist attacks in Pakistan, which claimed over 100 lives.

Pakistan reacted angrily and closed border crossings with Afghanistan, demanded handover of 76 wanted terrorists and shelled terrorist hideouts on the Afghan side of the border. (ANI)