PESHAWAR: Five soldiers were martyred and five others were injured in two cross border attacks in North and South Waziristan tribal districts on Wednesday.

Terrorists based in Afghanistan attacked a check post of Frontier Corps (FC) in Khaisura, Faqir Killi, in South Waziristan, in which three soldiers were martyred and three others were injured, security sources said.

The terrorists attacked the check post with small and heavy arms due to which Naik Ali Zar Betani, Lance Naik Asim and Sepoy Babar Mohmand were martyred, while Sepoys Hazrat Hussain and Sardar Shah Kundi and Imran were injured.

In North Waziristan, two Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred after terrorists attacked a security forces check post near Dwatoi area.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Army troops retaliated to the cross-border firing from Afghanistan.

During the exchange of fire, two soldiers identified as Havaldar Saleem, 43, and Lance Naik Pervaiz, 35, were martyred, while two soldiers identified as Havaldar Ghaus and Sepoy Rehman were injured.

The ISPR said Pakistan has consistently been asking Afghanistan to ensure effective border control on their side.

“Pakistan strongly condemns the continuous use of Afghan soil for terrorist activities against Pakistan,” it said.

On June 19, two terrorists were killed, while a soldier embraced martyrdom during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Spinwam area of North Waziristan.

Following an intense exchange of fire, the two terrorists were eliminated, the ISPR said, adding that the slain terrorists were affiliated with the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). During the IBO, a soldier of Pakistan Army Naik Nazakat Khan embraced martyrdom.

On June 02, a soldier was martyred in an explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) near a military check post in Kaniguram area of South Waziristan.

According to ISPR, Lance Naik Waqas Ahmed, 26, who embraced Shahadat, was a resident of Karachi. Official sources said a bomb disposal team of Baloch Regiment was going to check post near Karama area when they stepped over an IED laid by terrorists.

On May 22, a Pakistani soldier embraced martyrdom as terrorists from Afghanistan across the international border opened fire on a military post in North Waziristan.

According to ISPR, Pakistani troops responded in a befitting manner to the attack.

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