Srinagar: Three Pakistan army soldiers were killed and seven others injured when a group of 60 to 70 terrorists attacked Pakistani troops undertaking fencing efforts along the Pak-Afghan border in Alwara, North Waziristan, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
Dawn news, according to a statement issued by the ISPR, reported that the troops effectively responded and repulsed the attack, killing and injuring scores of terrorists.
The three Pakistan Army soldiers — Lance Naik Ali, Lance Naik Nazeer and Sep Imdadullah — were killed in the exchange of fire and seven were injured.
“While Pakistan security forces are solidifying border security through fencing and construction of forts to deny liberty of action to the terrorists, Afghan Security Forces and the authorities need to have more effective control in [the] border region to support Pakistan’s efforts as well as deny use of Afghan soil against Pakistan,” the statement read.
The military’s media wing added that Pakistan’s fencing efforts will continue despite “all such impediments”.