At Least Two Pakistani Soldiers Shot Dead along Afghanistan Border

At least two Pakistani soldiers were killed in a cross-border firing against unidentified gunmen at an army post in a former local Taliban stronghold, the Pakistani military announced on Wednesday.

In a statement, the Pakistani military said that its forces were stationed at an army post in the district of North Waziristan located in the country’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The military did not provide when the attack occurred. However, it stressed that the Pakistani forces only responded to the attack instigated by the unidentified perpetrators.

The military condemned the cross-border firing and also denounced the unjust use of the Afghan soil to organize terrorist activities against Pakistan.

“Pakistan has consistently been asking Afghanistan to ensure effective border control on their side,” the Pakistani military said in a statement. “Pakistan strongly condemns the continuous use of Afghan soil for terrorist activities against Pakistan.”

The incident came amid the sudden surge of violence in Afghanistan due to the ongoing armed conflict between the Taliban militant group and Afghan troops after the US troops’ withdrawal.

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