RAWALPINDI: A week-long multinational military exercise ‘TSENTR’ [Centre] 2019 under the ambit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization has started at Donguz in Russia.
According to the media wing of the armed forces, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), apart from host Russia, military contingents from all SCO member states including Pakistan were taking part in this international exercise.
The opening ceremony was attended by senior military officials of all the participating countries.
The exercise ‘Centre’ aims at evolving drills of the participating armies in the fight against international terrorism ensuring security and stability in the region.
On Sept 14, the ISPR had said four army personnel were martyred and two terrorists were perished in exchange of fire near Afghan border.
The ISPR had 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 had 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, had embraced martyrdom.
In exchange of fire, two miscreants were also killed.
In another incident in Dir, terrorists had 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.