Four army personnel martyred, two terrorists killed near Afghan border
RAWALPINDI: Media wing of the armed forces, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Saturday said four army personnel were martyred and two terrorists were perished in exchange of fire near Afghan border.
The ISPR said the casualties took place in two separate incidents in exchange of fire along the western border.
According to the ISPR, miscreants in North Waziristan fired on routine patrolling party of security forces near Abba Khel, Spinwam late Friday night.
Resultantly, Sepoy Akhtar Hussain, 23 years old resident of Baltistan, embraced martyrdom.
In exchange of fire, two miscreants were also killed.
In another incident in Dir, terrorists fired from across border on Pakistan army troops busy in border fencing. Three soldiers embraced martyrdom while one got injured.
Those martyr include Lance Naik Said Amin Afridi, 28 years old resident of Distt Khyber, Lance Naik Muhammad Shoaib Swati, 31 years old District Manshera, Sepoy Kashif Ali, 22 years old, resident of District Nowshera.
On August 6, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed had reaffirmed Pakistan Army’s support for Kashmiris in their just struggle for freedom from illegal Indian occupation.
“Pakistan Army firmly stands by the Kashmiris in their just struggle to the very end,” the army chief had said during a Corps Commanders Conference on Kashmir situation at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.
Qamar Javed Bajwa had warned India that armed forces of Pakistan were prepared and shall go to any extent to fulfil their obligations in this regard.
The Corps Commanders Conference had fully supported the government’s rejection of Indian actions regarding Kashmir.
“Pakistan never recognised the sham Indian efforts to legalise its occupation of Jammu and Kashmir through article 370 or 35-A decades ago; efforts which have now been revoked by India itself,” said the forum.
The Indian government on August 5 announced to repeal the special status given to the occupied Kashmir under the constitution’s Article 370, which is feared to spark unrest in the disputed territory.