PESHAWAR: A soldier of the Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom, while another was injured in a cross-border attack in Bajaur tribal district on Wednesday.
Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar said in a tweet that terrorists based in Afghanistan opened fire on the Pakistan Army post along Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur.
The martyred soldier was identified as Havaldar Tanveer.
The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement sent to the local media.
Several cross border attacks have taken place in Bajaur recently. On July 29, a soldier was martyred in a cross border attack by terrorists from Afghanistan.
According to the ISPR, Lance Naik Samiullah was martyred in cross border attack. The martyred soldier belonged to Jablok area of Upper Dir district of KP.
On July 14, a girl was injured when a mortar shell fired from Afghan side landed at a house in Bajaur.
Local sources said the mortar fired from Kunar province of Afghanistan landed at the house of a local person, Latifullah, in Kaga village in Mamond tehsil due to which a 22-year-old girl was injured. The house was also partially damaged and cattle were also killed.
On July 01, one person lost his life in a bomb blast in Mamond tehsil. Police said a bomb planted near the shop of a citizen, Muhammad Tahir, went off due to which the 60-year-old watchman, Kawal Khan, lost his life.
On June 28, three persons were injured in Charmang tehsil of Bajaur in firing from Afghan side. The local administration said three persons were busy in labour in Hilalkhel area near the border when they came under gun attack from across the border.
May 27, one person was killed and a girl was injured after a mortar shell fired from Afghan side landed in Salarzai tehsil of Bajaur.
The mortar shell was fired from Kunar province of Afghanistan which landed in a populated area in Gardao village, situated near the border. Police said a mortar shell landed on a house which killed a local person, Bakhtullah, while an eight-year-old girl, Rashida Bibi, was injured. Several cattle were also killed in the blast of mortar shell.