4 Frontier Corps personnel and a soldier injured in border attacks

4 Frontier Corps personnel and a soldier injured in border attacks
In this file photo, Pakistani soldiers keep vigil next to a border fencing along Afghan border at Kitton Orchard Post in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal agency on Oct. 18, 2017. (AFP)
Updated 03 June 2018

4 Frontier Corps personnel and a soldier injured in border attacks

4 Frontier Corps personnel and a soldier injured in border attacks
  • Afghanistan does not recognize the internationally accepted border that separates it from Pakistan
  • The fencing of the Pak-Afghan border and the construction of border posts will continue to consolidate the gains against terrorism, irrespective of the challenges posed by inimical forces, the ISPR said

ISLAMABAD: Four Frontier Corps personnel and a soldier of the Pakistan Air Force were injured on Sunday when armed men attacked border posts and patrols in the Bajaur agency of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Din Qarez in Balochistan Province.
“Terrorists have been taking advantage of ungoverned spaces and facilitation inside Afghanistan to prevent fencing and construction of border posts by launching such attacks,” said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing. The attacks were repulsed, and six militants were killed and “many more” injured, it added.
“To consolidate the gains… against terrorism,” the fencing of the Pakistani-Afghan border and the construction of border posts “will continue irrespective of the challenges posed by inimical forces,” the ISPR said.
Since they started fencing the porous border, Pakistani security forces have come under fire from militants on the other side on numerous occasions. Afghanistan does not recognize the internationally accepted border.